Oscar Winning Short Film - Period. End of Sentence.

Oscar Winning Short Film - Period. End of Sentence.

Mon · April 29, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:15 pm

$15.00

Oscar Winning Short Film - Period. End of Sentence.
Oscar Winning Short Film - Period. End of Sentence.
WINNER OF THE 2019 ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Pre-screening cocktail reception starts at 7:30p
Q&A session after the film with Executive Producers, Charlotte Silverman and Sophie Ascheim, and star, Ajeya .

Period. End of Sentence., follows a group of women leading a quiet revolution. In Hapur, India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, a group of women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence. The initiative, which is called "The Pad Project" has installed two machines in the Hapur District outside of Dehli, proving safe and affordable menstrual products to girls and women and a steady income to the women who produce the pads.

EXEC PRODUCER - CHARLOTTE SILVERMAN is a student from Los Angeles, California. She is in her first year at Brown University, planning to concentrate in Visual Art and Gender/Sexuality Studies or Urban Studies. She is a co-founder of The Pad Project, a non-profit organization that she and her peers started in high school, and an executive producer on The Pad Project’s film, “Period. End of Sentence.”
When she’s not working on gender equality and social justice initiatives, she enjoys making drawings and running around Providence.

EXEC PRODUCER - SOPHIE ASCHEIM is a first-year student at Yale University. As a high school student at the Oakwood School in North Hollywood, CA, she grew passionate about women's rights and menstrual equity, and went on to co-found The Pad Project with friends from school, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring access to hygienic menstrual products for all menstruators. At Yale, she has continued her work to end period poverty, and is on the board of PERIOD@Yale. She loves to bake and box, and is thinking of majoring in Political Science.
Venue Information:
Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06605
https://www.BijouTheatreCT.com