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Women in Malayalam cinema launches new outfit

19 May 2017

Around two dozen women professionals have signed the petition, which sought that the government demand that this committee be formed before registering any film.

Yesterday, the Collective met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to request the creation of a committee that will study gender disparity and working conditions for women in the industry.

The Women's Collective in Cinema delegation, led by Manju, Rima and Vidhu among others called on Pinarayi Vijayan and expressed their concern, especially in the wake of the kidnapping of a popular actress at Kochi earlier this year.

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They also said that the participation of women in the technical aspects of cinema would improve only if their basic security is assured.

A new organization "Women Collective in Cinema" is being formed in Malayalam film industry, exclusively for the women working in the industry. It was only the first reported incident.

The Collective adds, "It is important to see such exploitation from the view of the victim or survivor. If the current situation has to be change, the government has to ensure that justice is served in this case".

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On Thursday, some of the leading women actors, directors and technical crew met the Kerala chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, and said they don't believe AMMA (a male dominated association of film artistes) can not loyally represent women's rights in the rather unregulated Malayalam film industry.

So we were super excited to read that yesterday, a group of women in the Malayalam film industry made a decision to come together to do things that would actually help women in the film industry, and not infantilize them, restrict their mobility and generally get in the way. We have filmmakers like Anjali, Vidhu and Geethu in the Collective.

Making it clear that their voices mattered, the Collective has said that the government should ensure that any discussion on cinema should necessarily involve women. Production units that are shooting movies should also be brought under the Sexual Harassment Prohibition Act, and set up a Sexual Harassment Complaint Cell on their sets. This is a celebration for us.

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Women in Malayalam cinema launches new outfit