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Period. End of Sentence

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Indian women fight stigma of menstruation in short docu.

Movie NR 2019 26 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

It's really mature

As a parent of two kids, I say that it should be around 11+ for the girls and 13+ for the boys. That's why I assume 12+ would be perfect. Boys and girls should both be allowed to watch this film after the age of 12. Girls would be knowing about what's happening in the film by then and boys would learn about it. The film is amazing, trust me. It's just that it's a bit too much periodish..

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This is a beautiful film for so many reasons, most obviously that it shines a light on outdated views of menstruation and how those views hold women back. But the example Period. End of Sentence sets is in its genesis. The project came out of community support for women, funded in part by The Pad Project, devoted to upending social and economic structures that devalue girls. It was also funded through bake sales and a Kickstarter campaign created by high school students at Los Angeles' Oakwood School, and their teacher Melissa Berton, demonstrating that empowerment inspires empowerment. High school students learned they could make a difference. And women and girls in India are making a difference as they spread their empowerment through the sale of a product that can help all women.

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