The 2019 Oscar Short Documentary winner Period: End of sentence focuses on girls’ menstrual problems and production of sanitary pads. It realistically portrays a girl’s life in rural and muffasil North India. Its rawness reminds me of another India-based Oscar-winning documentary Smile Pinky.
Shot in natural light and making effective use of the surroundings…Period leaves a deep impact on you. This topic has been covered in Hindi feature films Phullu and Pad Man…but this one is gritty, unscripted, more informative and ultimately more emphathetic.
5 out of 5. Definitely worth a watch.
If you like Period you’ll appreciate ScatterBrainedFemale’s unapologetic poem linked here: https://scatterbrainedfemale.blog/2019/02/27/the-crimson-castle/