It, however, will deal exclusively with issues faced by women in the film industry, and make interventions to ensure parity for them in terms of opportunities and working conditions.
Members of the collective click a selfie with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday.
The new women's union of Malayalam cinema, which has been named as 'Women Collective In Cinema' will soon come in action. It's easy to see that there's a marked difference in what men and women have to say about it: while men like Prithviraj Sukumaran have referred to the survivor as "one of the most attractive girls" he knows, and Dulquer Salmaan felt the need to point out that she is "somebody's daughter and somebody's sister", women like Parvathy, on the other hand, have spoken about sexual assault being rampant in the film industry, and about the nuanced interplay of casteism and sexism.
Summary: Thiruvananthapuram: The newly-formed organization of women professionals in Malayalam cinema has requested the government to bring the industry under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. They also complained that some of the shooting sets doesn't even have the basic amenities for women.
This sentence is especially revealing of the kind of exploitation that women in cinema have been putting up with silently all these years. At present, such incidents are silenced for the sake of the dignity of the industry. "If the current situation has to be change, the government has to ensure that justice is served in this case". After the news on Women in Cinema Collective formation broke out on social media, many celebrities in Mollywood showered wishes for the new initiative. The Collective has therefore demanded that the government start courses to train women in the technical skills required for filmmaking.
Time has come for such a platform for women in the industry, Bina Paul said. We have filmmakers like Anjali, Vidhu and Geethu in the Collective.