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Writing with Fire

Rintu Thomas & Shushmit Ghosh |India |2021 |94min
Language: Hindi with subtitles Rating: PG Cast: Suneeta Prajapati, Meera Devi, Shyamkali Devi

Showtimes:

March 9:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmMarch 10:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Academy Award nominee & winner of 2 Sundance awards

In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with India’s only all-female news network are taking it upon themselves to cover their country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Armed only with their smartphones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, exposing the country’s extremist Hindu leadership, rape culture, and rampant corruption that victimizes those without voice or power. They investigate the incompetence of the local police force, listen to and stand by victims of caste and gender violence, and challenge long-standing, harmful practices that lead to injustice and intimidation.

“Insightful and inspirational.”—Hollywood Reporter

“A stirring and inspiring documentary about some very courageous women, who deftly articulate and defend the need for accurate, fearless journalism in the pursuit of justice.”—Vox

 

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