Friday, December 7, 2018

Day 12: 'But, What Was She Wearing?' - Movie Screening at DG Vaishnav

As part of the 2018 Prajnya 16 days campaign against Gender Violence, we hosted the movie screening of 'But, What Was She Wearing?' by Vaishnavi Sundar at DG Vaishnav College.

Around 200 students from postgraduate departments of social work, human resource management and undergraduate departments of English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce attended the screening.

This 2-hour long movie covered the various ways in which sexual harassment manifests in the workplace; featured survivors of workplace sexual harassment and analysed the 2013 workplace sexual harassment act.  Around 27 women from various fields featured in the movie, who spoke on sexual harassment topics and shared their personal experiences as well.

The movie screening was followed by a 20 minutes Q & A session with the director of the film, Vaishnavi Sundar who is an independent filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, and activist from Chennai. Some of the questions asked by the students were around Vaishnavi's experience during the shoot of the film, her opinions on false complaints, regulatory bodies for ICC and more.

She ended the event by noting that change begins with each and every person and instead of waiting for an enforcing agency to take up the issue of setting up ICC at workplaces, every individual should strive to make the society gender violence free.

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