emfizz.com
emfizz.com November 21, 2017


An exclusive women's organization in Mollywood

19 May 2017, 10:08 | Anna Nguyen

Women artists of Malayalam cinema meeting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Women artists of Malayalam cinema meeting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

The representatives of the group told the CM that even basic human rights are denied to women working in film industry and the incident of a leading actress getting molested in Kochi is proof enough for that.

With this move, the first ever women collective in Indian Cinema, women can sort out their concerns to the association that will exclusively function for their benefit and can work peacefully in the industry. Actor Rima Kallingal said, "Women themselves are best equipped to talk about the problems that affect them".

The "Women in Cinema Collective", which includes actors, directors, editors, cinematographers, make-up artistes and costume directors, met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with a slew of demands to ensure gender justice and find recognition in an industry where discrimination is not just rampant, it allows little room for any dialogue on women's service and pay conditions.

Recently, Khaleej Times reported 23 transgenders being recruited by the Kochi Metro, in a first anywhere in the world.

Georginio Wijnaldum: Champions League qualification will launch new Liverpool era
But Wijnaldum believes playing in the Champions League would represent the first step to a period of success. We had a hard period and we recovered from it.


Manchester United's Paul Pogba is bound to withstand Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace secured safety last week after a big win at home against Hull City in a game that saw the Tigers get relegated. I think we did more than okay, " Mourinho said. "I believe it is not by looking at them, but by looking at ourselves".


Mourinho's 'decline' concerns Manchester United fans
The England all time record goalscorer went on to add: "This season I haven't played as much as I would have liked to". Overall you play Man United, another big game, you can not afford to lose today.


This sentence is especially revealing of the kind of exploitation that women in cinema have been putting up with silently all these years.

If the reports are to be believed, popular actors and technicians of Malayalam cinema, including Mammootty, directors Amal Neerad, Aashiq Abu, etc., have also offered the complete support to Women Collective In Cinema. The Collective has therefore demanded that the government start courses to train women in the technical skills required for filmmaking.

The Collective said the existing associations and bodies in the film industry do not bother to discuss important issues like wage disparity and work hours relating to women. We have filmmakers like Anjali, Vidhu and Geethu in the Collective.

The Collective requested the CM to set up a committee to set the matters right. 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.



Other News

Trending Now

White Hart Lane finale 'perfect' - Pochettino
The Lilywhites have only won once in their last 15 home Premier League home games against United. But Kane, 23, believes the camaraderie at Tottenham will prevent them from going the same way.

PM Modi, Palestine Prez Mahmoud Abbas hold talks
President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday said that ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine would assist efforts to combat terrorism and extremism.

Trump to head overseas without announcing new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Lieberman told The Hartford Courant he was secretly considered for jobs under former President George W.

Sunderland to finish bottom after Arsenal defeat
Where would Arsenal be without him? - Alexis Sanchez has scored six goals in five Premier League games versus Sunderland. The angle was against him but he didn't even test Pickford, firing into the side netting with the goal at his mercy.

ABC Confirms Return of 'American Idol'
She brought up reports that ABC made an offer to buy "Idol," and he indicated an announcement seems "very close" to being made. Seacrest has a new gig, of course - with Kelly Ripa on " Live " - but he says he's interested in the old one.

Sweden drops rape investigation into Wikileaks' Assange
Ny told a news conference in Stockholm: "He has tried to dodge all attempts to avoid Swedish and British legal authorities". British police said before the announcement that Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail.

Equities Analysts Set Expectations for Sealed Air Corp's FY2017 Earnings
Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 199,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,551,030. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Sealed Air Corp during the first quarter valued at $109,000.

Mariners blow lead, rally in 9th to beat White Sox 5-4
Segura's three-run shot in the fifth inning tied him with Mike Trout for the longest hitting streak in baseball this season. The Mariners are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 6-1 in Mirandas last 7 home starts and 10-4 in Mirandas last 14 starts.

WannaCry: An global Cyber-attack that spread across the globe over night
As he said, there's no point in providing a pointer to potential hackers. "Occasionally mistakes happen", he added. EternalBlue exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft's implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Emmanuel Macron appoints Edouard Philippe as French PM
But Macron could also be anticipating a Republican wave, and hoping Philippe might still be a palatable choice as prime minister. Later Wednesday, Macron will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the Elysee Palace for a private dinner.