Writing With Fire

Film screening

April 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
Blinken OSA Archívum / Centrális Galéria
(Arany János u. 32, 1051 Budapest)

Writing With Fire
India – 2021 – 93min- Hindi

Led by a fearless chief correspondent, the reporters at Khabar Lahariya, who are both women and Dalits (considered “untouchables” according to the Hindu caste system), bravely face everyday discrimination to expose long-standing injustices. The reporters listen patiently to the many victims of violence, incompetence, and oppression in India’s Uttar Pradesh. Most have little experience with journalism or smartphone technology but together focus on the bigger picture to take on stories ranging from elections to corruption to sectarianism, through their newly digitized news service. A powerful and uplifting documentary about the fearless fight for truth and justice in the face of hostile patriarchy and the rise of the right.