Debutant film director Vidhu Vincent has said film direction is a political activism.She was inaugurating ‘Penma’,a women’s film festival at Malayalam University.
She added that she was trying to tell the grim realities of the soil.
“Standing on the soil,as a journalist and director I would like to tell the life stories of living beings of the soil.”
“For women,It is difficult to enter in the film field which demands huge investment.
How many women directors,especially Dalit women do we have in this filed?,she asked.
During the time of silent movies when cinema was not an industry,there was significant women’s representation.”
Vice Chancellor K.Jayakumar presided over the program.
He said it was time to think whether gender categorization had required in the transmission of arts.
“Cinema helps to watch lives.
Women and men are seeing the same theme in different angles.”-he said.
Prof.Madhu Iravanakara,Sudheer S.Salam,R.Vidya spoke.
Vidhu’s Vrithiyude Jathy,Nadiya Labaki’s ‘Where do we go now?’.were screened.
The fest will continue until Nov 18.