[gauteng] - #DontLookAway: Sexual harassment 'embedded' in SA film industry

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Local film-maker, director and member of Sisters Working in Film and Television (Swift), Tiny Mungwe, said sexual harassment is part of the experience of women in the film industry.

“It’s an industry that has been historically predicated on the exploitation of women’s bodies visually and, as such, the culture has been embedded deeply into the workings of the industry,” she said.

On the other hand, she said there were a lot of women who were taking the lead in the industry and she was hopeful they could turn things around.

“(Sexual harassment) is just a symptom - an indication of a deeper problem - and it is a manifestation of power dynamics and power relations within the industry,” she said....

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