Period. End of Sentence.

Period. End of Sentence., with Q&A

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In a rural village outside Delhi, India, local women lead a quiet revolution via an unlikely product— menstrual pads. This short film follows a group of women who manufacture and market their own sanitary napkins, empowering local women while fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. (2018, dir. Rayka Zehtabchi, 26 min.)

A discussion about women’s health and cultural taboos with director Rayka Zehtabchi, UCSF reproductive health researcher Dr. Nadia Diamond-Smith, and the Hammer’s Janani Subramanian follows.

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