A quick look at everything making news in the world of cinema today!
The TIME magazine named ‘the silence breakers’ – the people who came forward to report stories of sexual misconduct that they had experienced – as its Person of the Year. Hollywood mogul Harvey Weintein’s sexual misconduct was the tip of the iceberg. The mounting allegations against him led to the #metoo movement where thousands of women across all spheres shared their stories of facing sexual harassment.
The magazine stated:
“This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries. Women have had it with bosses and co-workers who not only cross boundaries but don’t even seem to know that boundaries exist.
— Olivia Messer 💀 (@OliviaMesser) December 6, 2017
In a series of stories, Silverscreen spoke to women working in the Indian film industry – actresses, the production crew or singers – to highlight the everyday workplace sexism that they fight to advance their careers. Our aim was to bring out the malaise that is endemic to the industry.
Read our series on Women, Cinema & Sexism here
Here’s Amul’s tribute to versatile actor Shashi Kapoor:
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) December 5, 2017