Representation of Women in Amharic Movies
Gebeyehu Ashagare Tiruneh1, Seema K. Ladsaria2
1Gebeyehu Ashagare Tiruneh, Ph.D Scholar, Literature, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), India
2Seema K. Ladsaria, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanites, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), India
Manuscript received on 20 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 3912-3917 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B15210982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1521.0982S1119
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Abstract: Women are often misrepresented in society all across the globe. They are designated with various roles which can be identified in politics, media, films, and literature. The study aims at exploring women representation in Amharic movies. The Ethiopia film industry seems to be gender biased. One finds men to be better employed as compared to women. Men are in general are given better roles to act where as women are restricted to the roles of maid- servant and subordinates. The aim is to look into the role/jobs given to women in Amharic movies. The study indicates that women in Amharic movies owes less confidence, are economically dependent and are treated as sex toy. Moreover, women are employed in the peripheral jobs in Amharic and mostly are not engaged in production, direction, and cinematography. To improve the women’s participation in film industry, some solutions are recommended in the study.
Keywords: Representation of Women, Amharic Movies, Films, Misrepresentation of Women, Gender -Biased.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences