As part of a series of events organized in celebration of International Women’s Day, Women and Media Collective (WMC) organized a photography exhibition featuring Sri Lankan women photographers. The exhibition is an annual event and has been generating positive responses since it started in 2009. It is a unique event where the work of women … Continue reading WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2013
First Place: Arambuma by Thisun Chandrasiri and Mathan Kumar Second Place: The Alert by Nipunika Fernando Third Place: Assai by Deva Aloysius
WMC once again organized a photography exhibition featuring the work of Sri Lankan women photographers. The exhibition was a part of a series of events organized to celebrate International Women’s Day, and was held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery in Colombo on the 24th and 25th of March 2012. Below are the list of featured … Continue reading WMC Women’s Photography Exhibition 2012
WMC Short Film Competition was adjudicated in November 2011 and the winning entries were screened during the WMC Film Festival in March 2012. The awarding ceremony was also held during this event. The winners and shortlisted entries have been uploaded to the WMC YouTube channel. There’s also a video clip featuring the film festival and … Continue reading WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist
ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and … Continue reading Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie
WMC held a press conference on the 17th of August 2011 in order to discuss the issue of “Grease Devils” which spread fear among women all over the country for several months and subjected them to a great deal of abuse. It was attended by a group of women including those from the Eastern province, … Continue reading Press Conference on the issue of “Grease Devils”
Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and … Continue reading Where are the women in Local Government?
WMC presented its 7th annual film festival which was held at Punchi Theatre, Colombo 08 from the 21st to the 23rd of March, 2011. The films screened were Iron Jawed Angels, Peepli Live and The Milk of Sorrow. Entrance was free of charge and the festival was well attended.
A feminist film festival was held on March 26th, 27th and 28th 2007 at the Russian Cultural Centre to celebrate the International Women’s day. Films screened were Earth directed by Deepa Mehtha, Calendar Girls directed by Nigel Cole, and Rosentrasse directed by Margarethe Vontrotta. After every film screening there were discussions on the film facilitated by … Continue reading WMC Film Festival 2007