Episode 46 - Priyadarshini Palanisamy
In this episode, Vaishnavi and Kirthi speak to Priyadharsini Palaniswamy. Priyadharsini (Founder, The Blue Club), a Chennai-based independent documentary filmmaker, is a journalist and an alumna of the Asian College of Journalism. After working with various media outlets, Priyadharsini decided that she would get into documentary filmmaking full-time. It’s this journey that led her towards setting up ‘The Blue Club’, an initiative to amplify the voices of women from marginalized caste and gender locations using media as a tool. Priyadharsini has multiple short films and documentaries to her credit, including Go, Get Education, a short film based on the life of Savitribai Phule, a revolutionary 19th century feminist social reformer, and #dalitwomenfight which is on the rape atrocities committed on Dalit women in Haryana.