To represent women with more
respect in films and, more generally, to improve the role of women in the world
of the big screen and the media: these are the requests that emerged during the
International Conference on Women in the Cinema, organized as part of the
thirteenth Dhaka International Film Festival, which was held in the capital of
Bangladesh in January. The festival, which was this year entitled “Better
Films, a better public and a better society," showed a succession of in
total 180 films, with a special section dedicated to Australian and Asian
cinema. And from the discussion, participated in by many, there has emerged,
above all a shared concern for the portrayal of women as sex symbols. In
particular in big
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