As Rayka Zehtabchi climbed the stairs to the Oscars stage, she cried.
Her documentary, Period. End of Sentence. had just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
She was happy over the victory, of course, but Zehtabchi needed to make sure the crowd knew exactly what her tears were for. So there was no confusion.
Here are all the best bits from the 2019 Oscars, including the speech by Period. End of Sentence. director Rayka Zehtabchi.
“I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything,” she told the crowd.
“I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!”