Writer-director Vidhu Vincent quits Kerala Women in Cinema Collective

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Cracks appeared in the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC), which came into being in the wake of the actress abduction case against the male domination in Mollywood, with one of its founding members quitting from the body.

Writer-director Vidhu Vincent on Saturday announced her resignation citing personal and political differences with the forum. Quoting sources, The News Minute said that Vidhu had disagreements over certain work related ethics and issues.

"I am ending the journey with WCC due to some personal and political differences. Media friends should take this as a notification as I was someone who used to share WCC's stance with the media. I will extend my full support to all efforts taken by WCC to help women make cinema and create a conducive environment for women within and outside the film industry," she wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

WCC was founded in 2017 following the assault on a prominent Malayalam woman actor in Kerala, in order to ensure a safe working environment for women. Some of its notable members include scriptwriter Deedi Damodaran, actors Revathy, Padma Priya, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Reema Kallingal, film editor Beena Paul, director Anjali Menon and others.

The forum has held several activities and events to throw light on exclusionary work environments, gender discrimination in cinema and exploitation at the workplace, the TNM report said.

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