Period. End of Sentence.
Doug Blush: Executive Producer / Supervising Editor
Client: Rayka Zehtabchi / Netflix Films
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution…they fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. “Period. End of Sentence.” – directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Short Documentary – tells their story. For generations, these women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering them in their community and beyond. They name their brand “FLY,” because they want women “to soar.” Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called “The Pad Project.”Visit Website