UW Cinematheque - New From Japan and India
Writing With Fire | India | 2021 | DCP | 94 min. | Hindi with English subtitles Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
Saturday, February 12, 2022
4070 Vilas Hall
Hailed as “the most inspiring journalism movie—maybe ever” by The Washington Post, this rousing documentary spotlights the only Indian newspaper run entirely by women. Founded nearly 20 years ago by a band of fearless Dalit women in rural Uttar Pradesh, the Khabar Lahariya paper has aggressively taken on India’s patriarchy and beaten the odds to have a real-world impact on local politics.