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activists response

Due to the problems with legislation around sexual violence many activists have responded by trying to change the situation. I aim to highlight ‘the role of activists who serve as intermediaries between different sets of cultural understandings of gender, violence, and justice.’ (Merry, 2006:2) The two campaigns I have chosen to compare are Reclaim the Night and the actions of the Gulabi Gang. 1,229 more words

Rape

Women documentary filmmakers provide rare insight into Indian society

Recently I was reading Shoma A. Chatterji’s book Filming Reality: The Independent Documentary Movement in India (Published by Sage) when I realized how little is known about the documentary movement in India which started three decades back and has proved to be a very strong alternative voice on celluloid. 1,342 more words

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