Period. End of Sentence: A screening of the Academy-Award winning documentary, followed by panel discussion with MCAH experts
Film - Documentary | October 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquium Rooms, First Floor
Julianna Deardorff, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health Program, Director, UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; Ndola Prata MD, MSc, Professor, UC Berkeley Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Dilys Walker, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco
The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and the Bixby Center for Population Health & Sustainability present Period. End of Sentence.
Winner of Best Documentary Short Academy Award and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film documents the story of a rural village in India, where a group of women band together to install and operate a sanitary padmaking machine, combating the crushing stigma of menstruation, improving accessibility of sanitary products, and discovering newfound independence and hope for a better future.
After the film, a panel of MCAH researchers and experts will discuss themes related to reproductive rights, adolescent health, and economic empowerment, globally and domestically.
RSVP required: https://ucbmcahfilm.eventbrite.com
Food will be served.