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Gestures of resistance

Writing With Fire Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas

Khabar Lahariya was a newspaper published thanks to the courage and passion of women in the Dalit community, a group that suffers significant discrimination in India. In 2016, the women decide to abandon the publication of their printed newspaper to dedicate themselves to producing journalistic videos. The filmmakers document this transition, highlighting the new skills the women must learn and the challenges they face. Despite these complications, the decision allowed a once-minor publication to reach a massive audience, with some of the videos gaining millions of views. Highlighting the perspective of women who are determined to reveal the reality of modern-day India through their news coverage, Writing with Fire illustrates the important impact of the democratization of journalism. (Programming Collective)

Presented in collaboration with the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)

Writing With Fire

  • Country : India
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : Hindi
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 93 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sushmit Ghosh
  • Cinematography : Karan Thapliyal
  • Editing : Sushmit Ghosh
  • Editing : Rintu Thomas
  • Production : Sushmit Ghosh
  • Production : Rintu Thomas
  • Music : Tajdar Junaid
  • Sound Design : Susmit "Bob" Nath
Filmography of Sushmit Ghosh :

The Miracle Water Village (2010)
Dilli (2011)
Timbaktu (2012)

Filmography of Rintu Thomas :

The Miracle Water Village (2010)
Dilli (2011)
Timbaktu (2012)

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