Writing with Fire

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Runtime:93
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:India
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Hindi
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Media & Journalism
Asian Cultures & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Rintu Thomas
Sushmit Ghosh
Producer(s):Rintu Thomas
Sushmit Ghosh
Executive Producer(s):Hallee Adelman
Patty Quillin
Co-Producer(s):Tone Grøttjord
John Webster
Editor(s):Sushmit Ghosh
Rintu Thomas
Cinematography:Sushmit Ghosh
Karan Thapliyal
Sound:Janne Laine
Susmit Bob Nath

Description

To be a woman in India is to be vulnerable, and to be a female Dalit, the lowest caste in Indian hierarchical society, is perhaps the least tenable position of all. Imagine the sheer courage behind Khabar Lahariya ("Waves of News"), a hard-hitting all-women Dalit newspaper in Uttar Pradesh. In 2016, chief reporter Meera transitions her team from paper to digital. Whether they're the only woman in a room of police covering a rape case or staring down the umpteenth mansplainer at a mining protest, these reporters know they are changing perceptions of what women dare do while protecting democracy itself through journalism. But renegotiating power in Mother India is particularly difficult if you've never worked a smartphone or can't even afford the electricity needed to file a story. As national elections mount and their YouTube channel clicks over into the millions, Writing with Fire honours the unflappable women at the heart of a revolution. Myrocia Watamaniuk

Co-presented with Film Fatales

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MEDIA COVERAGE

  • NOW Magazine"A celebration of shoe-leather journalism and indefatigable commitment"

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