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16 Feb 2016

Daily News & Analysis [India]

Only 1 in 10 directors in India are women, finds study on gender representation in Indian films

Ahead of the 3-day FLO Film Festival organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, in partnership with ITVS and Women and Girls Lead, hosted a Global Symposium On Gender in Media...The research study, funded by the Oak Foundation, released during the symposium focused on answering questions pertaining to the media and covering aspects like how cinema-goers of different backgrounds in India view gender representations in entertainment media...The findings of the study showed how gender ratio in India’s film industry stands at 6.2 males to every female and only one-in-ten film directors (9.1%) are women...the lack of women in key film industry positions in India translates into gender gaps in film content.