From the director: Despite the never-ending atrocities against women, it wasn’t until 1997 that the Supreme Court of India thought it may be a good idea to set up a formal forum for redressal. The 2013 Act which superseded the earlier Vishaka Commission was set up. But is setting committees alone solving problems? We’re focusing on India, one of the leading countries with booming workforces in every known sector; and also happens to have a problematic stand when it comes to workplace sexual harassment. Our documentary will critically examine the nature of workplace sexual harassment by speaking to both the lawmakers as well as the people for whom such laws are made. What constitutes a workplace? What happens if the harasser is your employer? What are the policies and rights of women, and how are the governing bodies responding?
Vaishnavi is an independent filmmaker, speaker, writer and activist from Chennai who has worked in theatre and films for the past 7 years. She is known for her work in the field of cinema and activism involving an interplay of feminism and filmmaking. Having written, directed, and produced all films under her production company, Lime Soda Films, she is currently working on her feature-length documentary on workplace sexual harassment titled, But what was she wearing? To help female filmmakers worldwide connect, collaborate and create works in the audio-visual medium, Vaishnavi founded Women Making Films, a global community known for its effort to break the glass ceiling within the realms of domestic and world cinema.