Period. End of Sentence.
2019
In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

As far as I can tell, this film was the byproduct of a Kickstarter campaign based in Los Angeles to fund menstrual pads for women in impoverished parts of India—and not just the pads, but the means to manufacture and sell the pads themselves, so that the women can earn income from them. Indeed, some of the women say this is the first time they've ever been able to make their own money. It's an excellent cause, but since the movie itself is rather plain and unremarkable, I have to suspect that the strong support that the movie has received, including winning an Oscar for Best Documentary Short, is really just support for the campaign itself (and possibly a pat-on-the-back to L.A. for helping these unfortunate women). The only striking part about the movie is the lack of knowledge that some people in the region have about what menstruation is ("only God knows" says an elder teaching young women), but hopefully the introduction of this product will help to normalize it while helping women deal with it.

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