LCC alum wins Oscar

LCC alumnus Sam Davis’ film won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary during the 91st Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24.
 
Davis helped produce, edit and film the documentary, “Period. End of Sentence,” which follows a group of women in a rural village in Uttar Pradesh, India, who begin manufacturing sanitary pads. It explores the stigma attached to menstruation that often prevents girls from staying in school and causes health complications, and how life changes in the town after pads become available and affordable.
 
“A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education,” documentary director Rayka Zehtabchi said in her acceptance speech. She also thanked her co-producer and boyfriend Davis, saying, “I share this with you, baby.”
 
Davis is a recent alumnus of LCC’s Digital Media, Audio and Cinema Program.
 
“Period. End of Sentence.” is streaming now on Netflix. A trailer is available on Vimeo.