Personal hygiene tends to remain just that―personal. Something not meant to be talked about. But that doesn’t stop director Rayka Zehtabchi in making her short film documentary, Period. End of Sentence.
Period. End of Sentence. shows the lives of Indian women, who are restrained by the stigma of being women and dealing with menstruation. The documentary follows these women as they fight the stigma, and start to manufacture pads―something that they had no access to, or for some, even knew about. Its title comes from the motto of nonprofit organization The Pad Project: “A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” This 2018 film won many awards, including the Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
The Boone DMACC Social Justice Club will be hosting a viewing of the 25 minute film on Wednesday April 3rd at 12:15pm in the auditorium. For those who are willing to stick around, there will be a discussion following the film about the film and the stigma surrounding menstruation. In honor of the film’s message, participants are encouraged to bring female hygiene products to donate to the ACCESS Donations Drive.