A professional portrait of Rayka Zehtabchi.
Academy Award Winning Director Rayka Zehtabchi An Iranian-American director whose passion is telling human stories that bring awareness and action to little-known social issues.
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Rayka Zehtabchi is an Iranian-American director whose passion is telling human stories that bring awareness and action to little-known social issues. Rayka’s Oscar winning short documentary, Period. End of Sentence., which can be seen on Netflix worldwide, is about 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.

As seen in her award-winning fiction and non-fiction works, she brings a naturalistic approach to her storytelling, striving for honesty and intimacy on screen. Her film is presented in partnership with Ventureland, the creative studio arm of PRETTYBIRD, which is committed to extending storytelling capabilities and utilizing artistry across a variety of platforms. Through the team’s shared experience of producing high-profile and award-winning work. Amongst Ventureland’s leading team is Natasha Wellesley, an award-winning Executive Producer whose varied experience supports the company’s vision of creating original programming and innovative brand and experiences.

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