Writing with Fire

  • Documentary
  • 1h 34m

På arbejde med Indiens eneste nyhedsmedie drevet af kvinder. En inspirerende film om hvordan håb vokser ud af handling.

På arbejde med Indiens eneste nyhedsmedie drevet af kvinder. En inspirerende film om hvordan håb vokser ud af handling.

De rapporterer om korruption, politibrutalitet og vold mod kvinder og mennesker fra de såkaldt lave kaster. De frygtløse journalister fra nyhedsmediet Khabar Lahariya er bevæbnede med de to mest magtfulde våben: En kuglepen og en smartphone. Og så er de alle sammen kvinder. I Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghoshs medrivende film er vi med dem på arbejde i landdistrikterne, hvor patriarkatet står stærkt, men hvor mange kvinder har fået nok og kræver forandring. Derfor nøjes journalisten Meera og hendes kolleger heller ikke med selv at rapportere fra felten. I samme, gode aktivistiske ånd underviser de samtidig de lokale kvinder i, hvordan man bedriver civil journalistik og bruger den magt, der ligger i at mestre medierne - ikke mindst, når gamle traditioner gør hvad de kan for at holde en afkoblet fra indflydelse og synlighed. Det er nye tider i det folkerige land, og ‘Writing with Fire’ er en inspirerende film om, hvordan håb vokser ud af handling.

At work with India’s only news media outlet run by women. An inspiring film about how action can lead to hope.

They report on corruption, police brutality and violence against women and people from the so-called lower castes. The fearless journalists from the news media outlet Khabar Lahariya are armed with the two most powerful weapons available to anyone: a pen and a smartphone. And they are all women. In first-time filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s captivating film, we follow them at work in the rural areas where the patriarchy is strong, but where many women have had enough and are beginning to demand change. So in an activist turn, chief reporter Meera and her courageous colleagues, who themselves are Dalit women, are not content only with reporting. They also educate local women to engage in citizen journalism on their own, and to write with fire about the injustices and intimidation they experience on a daily basis. A brave first step in reclaiming their rights - not least to tell their own stories.

Director

Sushmit Ghosh

Director

Rintu Thomas

Producer

Rintu Thomas

Producer

Sushmit Ghosh

Sprog

Hindu

Undertekster

English

Land

India

Studie

Black Ticket Films

Bonusindhold

Q&A
20m

Q&A med Sushmit Ghosh (instruktør) og Rintu Thomas (instruktør)

Q&A with Sushmit Ghosh (director) og Rintu Thomas (director)

The Unbeatable Female Journalists of India
44m

Talk: Can journalism function as a democratic weapon, when you are an Indian woman from oustide the caste system?

We zoom in on investigative journalism in India, carried out by people who are themselves oppressed and marginalised. Meet the film’s protagonist, the bureau chief of the Indian newspaper ‘Khabar Lahariya’, Meera Devi, the researcher in Indian relationships at the Danish Institute for International Studies, Neil Anthony Webster, as well as the film’s two directors, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh. Moderated by Anna von Sperling, Information.