February 25, 2019 12:51
News ID: 4456

(Persia Digest) - Rayka Zehtabchi, an Iranian filmmaker, received the Short Film (Live Action) award for her film, 'Period. End of Sentence.', on Sunday.

IRNA reports that Zehtabchi, 25, said in her speech when receiving the prize that she couldn't believe that a film about health problems could win an Oscar.

Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton made the film about the health problems of women in India.

The 25-minute movie narrates the poor sanitary conditions of women in a village in India. The women living in the village don’t have access to sanitary products. Some girls of the village leave school due to the shame of the problems.

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To make the movie, Zehtabchi visited India twice in 2017, when she had just graduated from the School of the Arts and Architecture of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) a year earlier.

About her goal to make the movie, she said that it was necessary that the problems and deprivations of women throughout the world be put on the spotlight.

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