‘Period: End Of Sentence’ At Granoff

(4.17) A free screening of the Oscar-winning documentary “Period: End of Sentence” takes place Wednesday at the Granoff Center.

Join the Pembroke Center for a screening of “Period. End of Sentence.” winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, followed by a conversation and Q and A with Executive Producer Charlotte Silverman ’22 and Action India project coordinator Ajeya Deep. Moderated by Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.

The Brown community was justifiably proud when Charlotte Silverman, class of ’22, was part of the team that won the Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar. The film documents a project started by several high school girls, including Silverman — and recounts how Indian women helped fight the stigma surrounding menstruation by manufacturing sanitary pads.

Some of Silverman’s peers took the Dolby Theatre stage with Berton and Zehtabchi to accept the award, while Silverman cheered from the back with the women of Kathikhera who came to Los Angeles for the ceremony.

. . .Silverman stresses that she and her peers hope that their project inspires others to get involved. “I’m hoping that … people feel like they want to get involved with our project and also just any community initiatives,” she said. “I’m hoping that people take this and feel a connection and drive to do something that they care about.”

More info at International Documentary Association.

Running time: 26 minutes. Open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.

Free, 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday, April 17, Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center, 154 Angell Street, (directions)

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