Writing With Fire

(Writing With Fire)

To make a revolution in the Indian caste system is challenging for them, but they are succeeding very well at digital revolution. The women's editorial board, made up of members of the lowest caste and led by reporter Meera, has been fighting for human rights in India for 14 years.

Where journalists have traditionally been only men from higher social castes, the Khabar Lahariya newspaper is a small revolution. For victims of rape or illegal logging, this is often the only space where they can express themselves. To keep up with the times, newspapers are now moving into the digital world – and with them reporters, many of whom have yet to learn how to use smartphones. But for them, even in the online arena, journalism remains a way to strive for a fairer world, despite mistrust, caste and gender discrimination, and growing religious radicalism.

About the film

Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
India
2021 | 93 min.

Language: Hindi

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Director

Sushmit Ghosh

Filmography
2021 - Writing with Fire
2012 - Timbaktu
2010 - The Miracle Water Village

Sushmit Ghosh

Rintu Thomas

Filmography
2021 - Writing with Fire
2012 - Timbaktu
2010 - The Miracle Water Village

Rintu Thomas

Screenings

18. 05. 14:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
DiscussionSushmit Ghosh, director
Rintu Thomas, director
22. 05. 20:15 Praha: DOX
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
DiscussionJiří Krejčík, Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
25. 05. 20:00 Opava: terasa Obecního domu
02. 06. 19:00 Ostrava: Centrum Pant

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