Rayka Zehtabchi is an Oscar-winning Iranian-American director based in Los Angeles. Rayka’s Oscar-winning short documentary, Period. End of Sentence. can be seen on Netflix worldwide, and centers on 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. Along with the film’s release, Rayka helped co-found the non-profit The Pad Project to fight the stigma of menstruation and improve feminine hygiene worldwide. Her latest film, A Woman’s Place, was made in partnership with Vox Media, KitchenAid, and Ventureland and is now streaming on Hulu. In both documentary and narrative, she brings a naturalistic approach to her storytelling, striving for honesty and intimacy on screen.