Kochi: The voice of women in cinema has been heard only recently even though she was part of the film from the very beginning, said persons addressing the second anniversary function of the Women in Cinema Collective on Friday. “Women have been a part of cinema from its very inception,” said Swara Bhaskar. “Only recently, however, we have started hearing their voices,” she said.
She spoke about how all over the world, women are beginning to claim their own narratives and tell their own story in their own voice. The event honoured Ms Guneeth Monga, Oscar winning producer, for her documentary “Period, Not the end of a sentence”.
Speaking on the relevance of WCC she said, “When one woman empowers another change happens.”
On the achievements of the WCC Ms Revathy said, “Over the past two years, we have overcome a lot of obstacles. What started as an informal WhatsApp group has now become a collective."
The gathering was also addressed by Tamil Film director PA Ranjith, Shyam Pushpakaran and Dr Biju and many others.
Beena Paul, Padma Priya, Anjali Menon, Vidhu Vincent, Jolly Chirayath and many others from the world of films and cultural life attended function. Marking the second anniversary the organization has also launched its website.