Writing with Fire

In a country where journalism is not considered a woman's job, Dalit women, members of India's lowest caste, launch the local weekly newspaper Khabar Lahariya which rapidly gains in popularity. Barely initiated to the smarphone, these brave women learn to denounce inequalities, corruption and gender-based violence on their YouTube channel, giving a voice to the so-called “Untouchables”. Through Meera’s eyes, the film takes us on an adventure fraught with danger and hope.

Link to the Festival's website

Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas