G.D. Anderson said “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength”. Abiding by this saying, The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne which is will run from August 10th to 22nd this year, who will be celebrating the phenomenon of ‘Diversity in Cinema’. Will also be raising a toast to previous year’s theme of women empowerment.
In order to strengthen the perception of “women empowerment”, IFFM has pawned to deepen the ideology by showcasing several women empowered movies at the festival. Their opening will be with the latest movie, Lipstick Under My Burkha, which has been the talk of the town because since its inception and concept elating the feeling of being a woman and why it is important for every woman to break the inner shackles and embrace the power within themselves.
IFFM is getting all the female directors on one platform to share their challenges and celebrate their breakthrough in the industry. Debutant Directors like Konkona Sen Sharma and Tannishtha Chatterjee are invited to screen their respective movies A Death In The Gunj and Doctor Rakhmabai.
Speaking about the same, the Director of the film festival, Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “2016 was our year of women empowerment and we are continuing that celebration this year too with a key focus on the subject. We have selected some of the best films that resonate with the idea of women empowerment, some with great subjects and some with great women makers helming the projects. The festival is delight to present these different voices”
Both the women identities of IFFM, Mitu Bhowmick Lange (the Festival Director) and Vidya Balan (the Ambassador) wants such inception to be showcased on their platform and join hands to fight against the world burning issue of women empowerment.