Rights of people like S Hareesh and her sister Gauri Lankesh, who have raised their voices, should be fought for, said filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh, on Monday. The 2018 Kerala Sahitya Akademi award winner Hareesh, had had to discontinue his novel, ‘Meesha’, owing to threats.
Speaking at the ‘In Conversation’ session of the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, Kavitha Lankesh said: “We need to have a unity, a network. When Gauri actually tried to make people let go of their weapons, she was ironically termed by some as a ‘Naxalite sympathiser’. We should unite and protest, against such threats and isolation.”
On asked about life post Gauri’s demise, she remarked that “we understand the gravity of the terror, only when it happens to someone close.” Good films should reach the people. Let the movies speak for themselves, Kavitha Lankesh added.