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Rayka Zehtabchi

Director

Rayka Zehtabchi is an Oscar winning Iranian-American director based in Los Angeles. She is the first ever Iranian woman to win an Oscar for her short documentary, Period. End of Sentence. This documentary can be seen on Netflix worldwide, and centers on a group of village women in Northern India who start a sanitary pad-making business in an effort to improve feminine hygiene and de-stigmatize menstruation. Along with the film’s release, Rayka helped co-found the non-profit “The Pad Project” to fight the stigma of menstruation and improve feminine hygiene worldwide. Her latest film, A Woman’s Place, was made in partnership with Vox Media, KitchenAid, and Ventureland and is now streaming on Hulu.