A documentary “Period. End of Sentence,” which won an Oscar last month, centers on a small village in Uttar Pradesh state in Northern India where a machine to make affordable sanitary napkins was installed with the help of a crowdfunding initiative by a student group in the United States. The film, made by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi,  has revolutionized attitudes toward the subject of menstruation. Anjana Pasricha brings this report.

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