Period. End of Sentence. is a surprisingly well-documented short that serves as an eye-opener in the subject of femininity and its foundation. This amazing short became the 91st Oscars for Best Documentary Short winner. The short was filling. In fact, it explained so much despite the fact that it did not run long. Its win in the 91st Oscars cemented its potential, beating all four other nominees.
Of course, the other four aren’t to be taken lightly. After all, it is a fact that they were also greatly made. Here are the nominees for the 91st Oscars for best documentary short subject:
Period. End of Sentence. (Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton)
A documentary about womanhood. In the village of Hapur, outside of Delhi, India, women from different walks of life hope to make feminine hygiene supplies easily available and basically end the stigma surrounding menstruation, which often is the results in girls dropping out of school. They install a machine that makes sanitary pads, and the women behind it find financial security and independence.
Black Sheep (Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn)
Following the killing of a 10-year-old boy of Nigerian descent back in 2000, Cornelius Walker’s mother moves her family from London to Essex. This is all in fear that her sons could be the next target. Unfortunately, they moved into an estate filled with racists. Cornelius needs to do his best and find friendship amidst all that.
End Game (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman)
A team of medical professionals, social workers, and counselors, work with patients and their families at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. Here, they ensure that their end-of-life care is tailored to fit their needs.
Lifeboat (Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser)
A German nonprofit Sea-Watch aids refugees in crossing the dangerous Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Europe. This happened back in 2016. During this ordeal, the refugees reveal how rampant poverty, violence, and sex trafficking is. These are also the reasons why they flee their homes.
A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry)
February 20, 1939 – about 20,000 Americans gathered in Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism. The footage shows the speech given by Fritz Kuhn, the leader of the German-American Bund. The Fuhrer eggs his supporters not to trust what the media says. In addition, he encourages them to free America from the clutches of the Jews.