Oscars 2019: Documentary short bags award for India after a decade
New Delhi : A documentary movie on menstruation, set in rural India, has bagged an Oscar Award in the Documentary Short Subject category at the 91st Academy Awards.
The short movie has been titled as Period. End of Sentence. Award-winning filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi has directed the short film, which has been produced by Indian producer Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment.
Receiving the award, Rayka Zehtabchi got emotional and said, "I'm not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film on menstruation won an Oscar."
"Guneet Monga - know that you have been empowering women all over the world fight for menstrual equality," she added.
Post-win, Guneet 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."
Watch Trailer of the documentary below:
Other documentary shorts nominated in the category were Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden.
Interestingly, India's Oscar moment comes exactly a decade after AR Rahman was awarded for Slumdog Millionaire in 2009.