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Why Netflix’s 'Period. End of Sentence' is a grim reminder to our society

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16.02.2019

‘What is period?’

‘Is it related to the periods in school, after each of which there rings a bell?’

(Probably not, in chuckles)

‘Have you heard of mahwadi?’

‘Yes, it’s a disease — mostly affecting women’

Unfortunately, this is not a script.

A group of young men was answering a few real questions about menstruation in a Netflix documentary titled Period. End of Sentence. The 25-minute documentary, directed by Iranian-American director Rayka Zehtabchi, has an Oscar nomination. The documentary shows how periods, a natural and normal physical condition, still remains a dark secret for many young Indians. And all this happens in Hapur — just 60 km away from the national capital, Delhi.

The distance is one of the highlights of the documentary.

If they think menstruation is a 'disease', then the actual........

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