Award-winning filmmaker, writer and curator Paromita Vohra opens up about what it means to be a woman in the arts. “I think women don't get taken seriously, except as people who offer stories of their victimhood,” she says. She reflects on the pervasive attitude in the arts that views women as sources of sob stories and how women are often pushed aside as “female filmmakers or female writers”.
“I think this can be extremely limiting to the way in which your work gets seen in the world, and it can really block your progress in the world,” she remarks. These kinds of biases can often stand in the way of women being able to fulfill their complete potential, she opines.
(Interviewed and produced by Sherina Poyyail; edited by Nang Tanvi)