Women in Cinema – Priya Seth, Cinematographer

As part of WCC's drive to showcase works by contemporary film practitioners who are women, every week we hope to bring you a special talent. The Indian Women Cinematographers’ Collective is a forum by and for craftswomen/ technicians of the film industry, based in India. During the lockdown period, IWCC has most proactive in conducting a wonderful series …

“It isn’t fair to us, the Audience”

All over the world there are women in cinema raising their voice about equal opportunity in filmmaking but we rarely hear men in cinema publicly speak up about this inequality. Why is that? We cherish the thoughts of Mark Aldridge, who points out that the real loss is for the audience as they are being …

Chimamanda, the happy feminist

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction.She was described in The Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [who] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature". Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten …

A Woman’s Greatest Enemy? A Lack Of Time To Herself.

If what it takes to create are long stretches of time alone, that’s something women have never had the luxury to expect. Sun 21 Jul 2019  H/T Brigid Schulte for The Guardian.  ‘Women’s time has been interrupted and fragmented throughout history.’ Illustration: Mikyung Lee/The Guardian Afew months ago, as I struggled to carve out time …

Response to Ms Vidhu Vincent’s Public Resignation

2020 ജൂൺ ഇരുപത്തിയേഴാം തീയതി താങ്കൾ അയച്ച കത്ത് ലഭിച്ചു. താങ്കൾ അത് സംഘടനയ്ക്ക് അയച്ച കത്താണെന്നു പിന്നീട് ഫേസ്ബുക്കിലൂടെ   പറഞ്ഞതുകൊണ്ട് ഔദ്യോഗിക നോട്ടീസും രാജിയുമായി കരുതി ഡബ്ല്യൂസിസി മറുപടി അയക്കുന്നു. ശ്രീമതി. വിധു വിൻസെന്റ് അറിയുന്നതിന്, ഒരുമിച്ചിരുന്ന് ഉള്ളു തുറന്ന സംഭാഷണം അഭ്യർത്ഥിച്ചതിനു താങ്കളുടെ മറുപടി 'resignation/ for private use' (രാജി/ സ്വകാര്യ ഉപയോഗത്തിന്) എന്ന തലക്കെട്ടോടെ ഡബ്ല്യൂസിസി യിലെ പതിമൂന്ന് സ്ഥാപക അംഗങ്ങളുടെ ഇമെയിൽ വിലാസങ്ങളിലേക്ക് അയച്ച കത്ത് ആയിരുന്നു; രാജി വെക്കാനുള്ള …

Cleaning Up The Cyberspace

The internet has opened up a new window of opportunities for women. At Women’s Business Incubation Program, we have witnessed women entrepreneurs using the digital space to sell their products and services, connect with communities, learn new technologies, share ideas and much more. Yet, it has also become one of the more unsafe spaces for …

History of Feminine Space

One of the most remarkable sections in Devaki Nilayamgode’s memoir pertains to an unspoken domestic rebellion. Every month on the advent of their periods, women in Nilayamgode’s family--as in households around Kerala in the early 20th century--sequestered themselves in a specific room. During that time they were deemed ritually impure, prohibited even from entering the …