Indrani Kopal: A case study of video journalism as gendered leadership

Roslina Abdul Latif, Badrul Redzuan Abu Hassan

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To a certain degree, narratives of gendered leadership in a post-colonial nation like Malaysia have not always been accessible to the members of this multiethnic society. Gendered leadership discourses have been disseminated seemingly,through concerted efforts between gender-sensitive organisations such as the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, resulting in the identification, promotion and recognition of new talent in different capacities across all creed, colour and communities. As such, research and publications on new gendered leadership talent have become necessary as case studies which simultaneously aim to showcase the agency of women leaders in varying context of female subjectivities. In fact, the collective success stories of gendered leadership do not generally alienate other women leaders whose existentialism are outside the realm of 'Politics'. This paper explores the works of Indrani Kopal, a young documentaryfilmmaker@video journalist, as she zooms in on the nation's disenfranchised peoples including members of the Indian and Penan communities. If a leadership quality may be signified by the break of one's silence in the face of injustice, we contend that Indrani's unorthodox leadership lies in her praxis of agency. Indrani's optimistic sense of agency has increased her opportunity as a video joumalist-with-mission to engage the establishment in the disenchanted affairs of the disenfranchised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalSEARCH (Malaysia)
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Documentary
  • Gendered leadership
  • Joint authorship
  • Praxis of agency
  • The disenfranchised

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  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication

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Indrani Kopal : A case study of video journalism as gendered leadership. / Latif, Roslina Abdul; Abu Hassan, Badrul Redzuan.

In: SEARCH (Malaysia), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013, p. 19-35.

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