Poster of the documentary.

Period. End of Sentence.

Period. End of Sentence: Laura Frantz

Laura Frantz, Staff Reporter

   Do you get your period?”    Such a simple question, yet it can yield different responses depending on where you are. In the United States it would be answered with a simple yes, however the period isn’t as accepted in other countries. Period. End of Sentence, directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and produced by Melissa Berton, tackles the stigma of the period in a village in central India’s Hapu...

Period. End of Sentence: Cynthia Meas

Cynthia Meas, Art Editor

   Make sure you hide it in your jacket when you go to the bathroom,” said my mom, while she handed me a pad. “What? Why?” I said, confused by why it was such a bad thing. We were in the Philadelphia Airport, crowded, filled with people who would judge a 12 year old for changing her pad.     “Period. End of Sentence,” the Oscar Award winning documentary, directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and pr...

Period. End of Sentence: Andrew Shinkle

Andrew Shinkle, Staff Reporter

  Film director Rayka Zehtabchi walked under the Dolby Theatre’s bright lights during the 91st Academy Awards, on Sunday, February 24th. Her film, Period. End of Sentence, had just won the Oscar for Best Short Documentary. The film’s recent attention hopes to bring change to a massive problem for women across the world: menstrual equality.   The introduction of feminine hygiene products to the less-fortunate is mos...

Period. End of Sentence: Julia Kirk

Julia Kirk, Staff Reporter

  Rayka Zehtabchi, a 25-year-old graduate from the University of Southern California film school, became the first Iranian-American woman to win an Oscar. The director of this short documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” addressed the struggle women around the globe face in gaining access to menstrual hygiene products.   Zehtabchi played a large role in attracting media attention to the issue; however, s...

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