Tibetan cinema: a promising beginning
When filming is done by a man, who is almost systematically addressing other men and who gives the main role to a man, the female characters often have subordinate or archetypal roles. Since the 1970s, feminists have made it their job to denounce what Laura Mulvey has called the “male gaze” and have suggested, in reaction to male dominance in the cinema, the concept of “female gaze”. Mia Bays, who promotes a more feminine cinema in Great Britain, has put forward the idea that a film can only have this female gaze if the people who decide what is going into the frame, ….therefore those who write, who direct and who have written the underlying story …. are themselves women creators”. She adds, “the experience of women … is often a lot more inspiring when it is recounted by an enlightened, aware, female gaze”.