SANIA JHANKAR and REEMA DUTT
At what point in your life did you consider yourself a feminist? Was it an event or a process?
Definitely a process for us both. As we gained more experience in business, entertainment and media, we started to feel the imbalance more and more.
In what ways has your feminism informed your life choices?
It's something we value deeply and it's nearly a subconscious influence in lots of our professional and personal choices.
In what ways do you share your feminism with others?
We're very active in groups and organizations centered around women in our industries. It's a great outlet, but it also helps us take collective action.
Describe your vision of a feminist world.
It encompasses many things. But perhaps one aspect is a world in which equal rights for women isn't considered a progressive or modern ideology, it is a given. Another aspect is to breakdown the connotations associated with the word "feminist."
How We Define Feminism:
At its core, we'd strip it down to equal rights.
Reema has worked as a content creator for several years for features, shorts, commercials and documentaries. She also works as a marketing/brand consultant for start-ups in retail, entertainment and tech. As a producer, she has robust experience in every stage of production, from inception and creative development to fundraising, distribution, and marketing. BA from NYU in Economics and Journalism; MSc from the London School of Economics and MA from USC Global Media and Communications.
Sania has several years of experience as a director, writer, producer and editor of features, shorts and commercials. She is highly experienced in creative development, dramatic filming and working with actors. She has written over 5 original feature film scripts and dozens of short-form content. BFA from NYU in Film/TV.