Female-Led Mumbai Festival Turns 20 With #MeToo Conversations

Female-Led Mumbai Festival Turns 20 With #MeToo Conversations

The Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image’s annual film festival turns 20 at a time when the Indian film industry finds itself in the middle of the #MeToo movement. The festival is one of the few where the core leadership is composed entirely of women.

Producer Kiran Rao (“Secret Superstar”) is the festival chairperson, while businesswoman and owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket franchise Nita Mukesh Ambani is the co-chair. Critic and broadcaster Anupama Chopra is the festival director and producer Smriti Kiran is the creative director.

The festival has already dropped a few films associated with those men accused of harassment and will tackle the issue head on. “Mami stands in complete solidarity and we are not going to ever shy away from talking about it or making sure that we contribute to escalating the conversation and to also bring in nuance to this conversation,” Kiran told Variety. The

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