The controversy arose following the resignation of director Vidu Vincent from the WCC. Many came out against Geethu Mohandas. Actress and dubbing artist Lakshmi Lakshmi says she has nothing to do with the WCC. I am a person who believes that it is the imperative of the times that there should be such a community of women in Malayalam cinema, even if it is a community that excludes me. They can bring many positive changes to the film. I am a person who believes in such organizational work because the dubbing artists I belong to were a category that was not widely considered in Malayalam cinema. But I am convinced that dubbing artists have got a boost professionally since they started working as part of a trade union called FEFCA.- Bhagya Lakshmi wrote on Facebook.
The full version of the Facebook post;
From the time the WCC was formed until the time of the webinar this past day, I have in no way been invited to be a part of its work. Having worked in Malayalam cinema for forty years, as someone with so much experience and as someone who has worked with many of WCC ‘s leading activists, I have often wondered why such an omission may still occur. I’m the one who said no to participation.
But I am a believer in the necessity of the times to have a collective of such women in Malayalam cinema, even if it is an exclusionary group. They can bring many positive changes to the film. I am a person who believes in such organizational work because the dubbing artists I belong to were not widely regarded in the Malayalam cinema. (The FEFKA dubbing union is one of the largest women’s trade unions).
Perhaps I had high hopes for the WCC as an organization that would go beyond what our labor organization does not address, and for women to be empowered and empowered within their own community. Coming out. When I read the reasons for their resignation, I was one of many who were convinced that many of the issues raised were of great relevance.
Of course, an organization like the WCC has an obligation to answer the issues they have numbered. She referred to the resignation of the Malayalee film industry as a money-making industry and a group of female filmmakers struggling to find a place of their own. Many, including myself, thought that the WCC would give a clear answer to the questions they asked, both organizationally and politically.
But the WCC’s Facebook post the other day disappointed me. Only one line was understood in that note which was not clear at all. In it, she says, “Collective was started as an advocacy forum to support women working in Malayalam cinema. The WCC is not a problem-solving cell.” That is to say, I am an organization that is constantly guiding and advising women who are not involved in any kind of intervention, solving or assisting women in the workplace. I realized that with a shock because the WCC was formed with the hashtag “with her” in the context of the horrific violence that one of our colleagues faced. The WCC is an organization that has preached that she is ready to go to any lengths with her to ensure justice. What is the nature of that doctrine? Is that legal advice? What protection and security can this organization offer with that advice? I can only see it as a major setback in their journey since the formation of the WCC. What is the nature of that advice? Is that legal advice? What protection and security can this organization offer with that advice? I can only see it as a huge degradation in their journey since the creation of the WCC. What is the nature of that advice? Is that legal advice? What protection and security can this organization offer with that advice? I can only see it as a huge degradation in their journey since the creation of the WCC.
Another is that at the beginning of this organization, the leading members of the WCC held a press conference in protest of Amma, and I am in solidarity with the spirit they showed at that press conference. Perhaps not entirely in agreement with that idea.WCC said at the time, citing numerous examples in Bollywood, called for the professional boycott of those facing such sexual allegations. But what is the point of saying that the slow approach taken by the actors who later faced such sexual allegations is that the WCC will cooperate with those who have contradictory views in the note? The questions raised by Vidu Vincent are coming to the forefront of the WCC in light of this answer.
The WCC did not respond to any questions posed by a widow. Another tactic that a man takes when a woman openly asks questions is that you are campaigning for an exception..isn’t this what the WCC says when a widow asks a question? The question society is asking the raped girl is why she did not complain earlier. Is this not what Geetu Mohandas, a prominent member of the WCC, asked a girl, costume designer Steffy? Why not complain earlier.
You are my friends but I’m sorry to be outspoken. The director Vidhu Vincent came to do the film. They found a manufacturer on their own because there were so many people among you to find a manufacturer for them but no one was ready for it. When you use the words ‘designed/influenced/bought’ by Vidu Vincent, you are insulting a powerful member of yours. It is in the words of a man that a woman is bought. It is the WCC’s responsibility to provide clarity on the allegations made by Vidu Vincent.
Now I want to say something more about the organizational structure. There are many people who advise her in this arena where male dominance is taking place. But when she has a problem, legally or mentally, she needs an organization that can empower her and takes her by the hand financially. The problem of those who work for a wage. You don’t know what the organization, the women’s workplace is all about, you need to get out there, walk with them, talk to each other face to face.
Their problem is hunger and safety. They don’t understand the OXFORD ENGLISH you are talking about. The problem of rich (heroines) women is not the only one to be solved here. Many are poor women. There are junior artists, there are makeup artists, there are hairdressers, there are transgender people, there are assistant directors. Talk to them all. It doesn’t matter if she just did the awareness..he should find out if she got that awareness.
Rima Kallingal said that for a woman to be self-empowered, her work needs to be secure and the organization must stand with her, not organizations that see their colleagues as enemies … mutual respect and trust … The goal of the WCC is not to mobilize members. But it is also said that everyone is welcome. Who says joining a WCC would mean losing a chance in cinema? It should be clear. I am not a member of any organization. Call me if I want/need it. If not, I believe it’s because I don’t need it. Many of your members are filming hostile people? Or is B Unnikrishnan the only enemy of the WCC? If there is to be an organization/film industry here that the WCC wants, then women need to be active in the production, directing and exhibition areas … women need to be motivated to find employment. Only then can you forbid you to go to the enemy you want.
No woman would work here if she made the world of cinema better. Aren’t there any of you who have proved that she can excel in this field by maintaining her own talent, confidence, and personality? Revathi, Anjali Menon, Bina Paul, Geethu Mohandas, and Rima Kallingal? Besides, it is not an organizational style that your enemy should be their enemy either. The film is an industry as well as a community of friends. There will be love, strife, and quarrels. Any organization can survive in this arena only by embracing and resolving criticisms … I wish the WCC would be able to move forward with such a friendly approach.