Last week the founder of Women Making Films, Vaishnavi Sundar, asked me to write an article for her online publication. Women Making Films is a not-for-profit community that, according to its website, "strives to connect, facilitate and showcase the work of its members through film screenings, workshops, film festivals and other interactive programmes." Vaishnavi, a filmmaker and women's rights activist from India, is dedicated to countering the inequality in the film industry and creating a global solidarity of female filmmakers. Her latest film, Dysphoric, is a four-part documentary series on the rise of gender identity ideology and its effects on women and girls, especially in developing countries. I saw it months ago and highly recommend it.
For my article I chose to write about how Hollywood filmmakers are normalising men choking women and how this needs to stop. It was published on Saturday, and you can read it here.
Women have been reaching out to me to share their thoughts about inclusions of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in film, their disgust at these inclusions and excitement over a book that shines a spotlight on them. Hopefully I will be able to get this book in women's hands soon!
Below are pictures of some of the support my article received online yesterday.
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