Oscars 2019: Best Documentary Short film award wins Indian film Period: End of Sentence!!!
Yesterday was a grate day for indian film industry. 91st Academy Awards known as Oscars just got ended. Guneet Monga’s Sikhya entertainment co-production won Best Documentary Short at .Which is Indian-based. End of Sentence winning the most coveted Oscar statue.
“Thank you to the Academy for the highest honour and for recognising the efforts of the young girls from Oakwood school in LA to Kathikera in UP in helping us shatter the glass ceiling. Periods are normal and in no way do they stops us from achieving anything. This has been more than 10 years of work of Action India run by Gauri Chaudhary on educating reproductive rights on the ground in many villages. Feminist Majority Movement and Girls learn International have been pushing this cause in US.
Every girl in India or anywhere around the world needs to know this and hear this loud and clear. Period is an end of a sentence but not a girl’s education. I am honoured and absolutely humbled to partner with Melissa and Rayka in making our short documentary happen. Mandakini Kakar from Sikhya was on the floor working with the film and is the voice of the film too. And thank you Stacey Sher and Lisa Taback for supporting this massive dream. And thank you NETFLIX truly putting us on the MAP! Here is to more girl power… I really want every girl to know that each one of them is a goddess. Now, that we have an Oscar, Let’s go change the world,” Monga said in a statement
Geeta who is over the moon over the win took to twitter to share, “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.”
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 ❤️
— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) February 25, 2019