While most of us are fans of cinema, for the majority of the population what comes through when they watch a movie, is the people they see on the screen. We are molded in a way to perceive what is on screen rather than what is off it. But there is so much more to movies than what we watch on screen. It’s a long-drawn process and so many people are involved in it. And the key people in that list are cinematographers. Being a technical field the obvious gender bias prevails and sort of overshadows a lot of the work being done.
Joining our hosts Shriya and Sukanya in this episode is cinematographer and director Fowzia Fathima. Fowzia is an alumnus of the Film and Telivision Institute of India, she started her career as an assistant to P.C. Sreeram. She made her debut as an independent camera person with the film Mitr, My Friend, directed by Revathi, along with an all-female technical crew. She is also the first ever independent woman cinematographer in Malayalam cinema as well as the force behind the Indian Women Cinematographers’ collective. Tune in as we discuss gender bias, cinema, and a lot more!
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