How Did Period Awareness Earn You An Oscar? with Rayka Zehtabchi

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness #107 April 30, 2019

Rayka Zehtabchi is an award winning Iranian-American film director, her film Period: End of Sentence won the 2019 Oscar for Documentary Short. Rayka joins Jonathan to talk about the filmmaking process, how the production of Period: End of Sentence came about, connecting with the film’s subjects, her history with directing, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Care/of ( code: CURIOUS30), Casper Mattresses ( code: CURIOUS), and Grove Collaborative (

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