Oscar docu winner 'Period.’ makes India proud; Priyanka Chopra, Adityanath congratulate on Twitter

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath lauded the film on Twitter.

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'Period. End Of Sentence.' bagged the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject this year. The India-set film on menstruation, directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and produced by Guneet Monga, was shot in the Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh. The movie that brought pride to the nation was lauded on Twitter by politicians and actress Priyanka Chopra as well.



A part of The Pad Project, this one was started by the LA-based Oakwood School's students and their teacher Melissa Berton.


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While accepting the prestigious award, Berton said that the film was created because the people in India and her students wanted to make a difference in the arena of human rights.


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The feature is set in the Hapur district outside of Delhi where women lead a quiet revolution against the taboo of menstruation. For generations, women were not provided access to sanitary pads which led to health problems and girls dropping out of school. When a sanitary pad vending machine was installed in the area, women learnt how to manufacture pads for themselves, thereby empowering their community. They named their brand 'FLY'.



After the win, producer Monga tweeted, "“WE WON!!! To every girl on this earth… know that you are a goddess… if heavens are listening… look MA we put @sikhya on the map."



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Here's what India's Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wrote on Twitter.



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Actress Priyanka Chopra too, did not hold back words of appreciation for the Oscar-winning movie.


Earlier, the topic of menstrual hygiene was touched in actor Akshay Kumar's film 'Padman' which released last year.

India's Oscar-winning moment was relived on Sunday night a decade after music composer A R Rahman and sound engineer Resul Pookutty's historic Academy awards victory for 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009.
Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, 'Green Book': Who Won What At Oscars 2019
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The 91st Oscars kicked-off on Sunday in Los Angeles. The biggest award night of the entertainment world went live without a host for the first time but that did not affect the thrill in fans when the names of winners were announced.

From Lady Gaga's first-ever Oscar victory to Hannah Beachler and Ruth E. Carter's historical win for black women, this year's trophies had some new names carved on them. India, too, made headlines with 'Period. End Of Sentence.'.

If you couldn't catch the big entertainment gala live, we've compiled a list of all the winners of this year's Academy Awards.

The 91st Oscars kicked-off on Sunday in Los Angeles. The biggest award night of the entertainment world went live without a host for the first time but that did not affect the thrill in fans when the..
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This year's best picture award was bagged by Peter Farrelly's directorial 'Green Book'.

Set in 1962, it's based on a true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley played by Mahershala Ali. His Italian-American bouncer and driver was played by Viggo Mortensen.

Earlier, the movie won the People's Choice Awards at the Toronto International Film Festival in September last year.

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This year's best picture award was bagged by Peter Farrelly's directorial 'Green Book'. Set in 1962, it's based on a true story of a tour of the Deep South by African-American classical and jazz pian..
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Alfonso Cuaron's directorial 'Roma' was declared the best foreign film at Oscars this year. The Mexican drama, this year's best director award winner tells, is a brilliant tale of love and sacrifice through a lens which Hollywood usually ignores.

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Alfonso Cuaron's directorial 'Roma' was declared the best foreign film at Oscars this year. The Mexican drama, this year's best director award winner tells, is a brilliant tale of love and sacrifice ..
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An animated extension of the Spider-man franchise, 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' won a top honour at the Oscars. The movie was declared the best animated film feature this year.

Produced by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the movie featured a new teenage spider-man.

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Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' was nominated in seven categories this year and bagged three Oscars, one of them for best original score. It is the first superhero movie to win this award.

Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' was nominated in seven categories this year and bagged three Oscars, one of them for best original score. It is the first superhero movie to win this award.

'Period. End of Sentence.' bagged the best documentary short subject award at Oscars this year. Set in the Hapur district outside of Delhi, this documentary focuses on the deeply-rooted stigma against menstruation. It was co-produced by Guneet Monga and directed by Rayka Zehtabchi.

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The Best Production Design award this year was bagged by Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther'. This was the second award for this movie at Oscars.

The Best Production Design award this year was bagged by Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther'. This was the second award for this movie at Oscars.

The best makeup and hairstylling Oscar this year was bagged by 'Vice'.

The best makeup and hairstylling Oscar this year was bagged by 'Vice'.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' bagged awards in the sound category. The movie took home top honour for best sound editing this year.

The movie also won the best sound mixing award at this year's Oscars.

'Bohemian Rhapsody' bagged awards in the sound category. The movie took home top honour for best sound editing this year.The movie also won the best sound mixing award at this year's Oscars.

Visual effects are an element that takes a movie to a whole new level. This year, 'First Man' bagged the Oscar for best visual effects.

Visual effects are an element that takes a movie to a whole new level. This year, 'First Man' bagged the Oscar for best visual effects.

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