Want to be inspired and wowed? Then join Japan patrons of AUW (Asian University for Women) to welcome the producer (Guneet Monga) of Period. End of Sentence. The movie won the Oscar for the best short documentary in 2019. On Wednesday, January 29th, from 18:00 pm we will have the chance to hear about the film’s inspiration, its path to win the Oscar, and the vision and career of producer Guneet Monga. Period. End of Sentence. takes place in rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists. Women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence. Sure to be great evening event for families with late Elementary age students and above. Reservations necessary, RSVP by Janaury 22nd (see below).
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Ms. Monga has produced numerous movies and has an impressive background, which is thrilling to learn all about. This is a rare opportunity to meet an extraordinary artist who has overcome multiple personal and professional challenges to become one of the world’s most successful filmmakers. Born November 21st 1983, Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer, Academy Award winner, a BAFTA nominee and the founder of Sikhya Entertainment a boutique film production house that produced notable films like Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1, Peddlers and The Lunchbox, Masaan, and Zubaan. Monga’s 2018 production Period. End of Sentence. won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Monga was voted as one of the top 12 women achievers in the Global Entertainment industry by The Hollywood Reporter and among the top 50 Indians changing India by India Today.
Period. End of Sentence. Tokyo Movie Viewing and Producer Discussion
Event: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Time: door open 18:00 (event starts 18:30) and end 20:30
Address: International House, 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Reservations: RSVP by January 22 to Katsuki Sakai: Katsuki.Sakai@asian-university.org
Cost: Cover charge 3,000 Yen Students 1,000 Yen
Period. End of Sentence. Film Details
Director: Rayka Zehtabchi
Produced by: Guneet Monga, Melissa Berton, Garrett Schiff, Lisa Taback
Staring: Arunachalam Muruganantham
Music By: Giosuè Greco, Dan Romer, Osei Essed
Cinematography: Sam Davis
Edited by: Sam Davis
Release date: April 5, 2018 (Cleveland International Film Festival), February 19, 2019(United States)
Running Time: 25 mins
12. AUW (Asian University for Women) – in Bangladesh is an university created in 2008 is educating 500 women who never had access to college before. There is a very active Tokyo-based Friends of the AUW, who are responsible for raising AUW funds and awareness in Japan. To join the group and contribute your time and skills contact here. The Asian University for Women ultimately seeks to empower its students by opening doors to new international opportunities. To join the group and contribute your time and skills contact here. AUW seeks to graduate students who will pursue paths as skilled and innovative individuals and professionals, service-oriented leaders, and promoters of tolerance and understanding throughout the world. The next AUW Tokyo event is on January 29th, 2020 – view and producer discussion for the Oscar award winning movie Period. End of Sentence.
Founded in 2008, the Asian University for Women (AUW) is an independent, international university in Chittagong, Bangladesh seeking to educate a new generation of leaders in Asia. AUW admits students solely on the basis of merit, regardless of their family’s income level, and nearly all students are on full scholarship with many as the first in their family to attend university. . The University is committed to graduating generations of women leaders who will tackle their countries’ social, economic, and political issues while collaborating across cultural, ethnic, and religious lines. There are approximately 500 students enrolled from 15 countries in Asia and the Middle East. For more information on AUW including academics, curriculum, and admissions, please go to the university’s website here. The AUW Support Foundation, a 501(c)(3)-registered nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the principal source of funding mobilization for the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. To donate the program and help pay for a young woman’s college education click here.
Looking for other Japan charity associations to contribute time or money to? Check our curated list of Japan charity associations here.
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