April 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7pm   Sunday Matinees April 3 and 10 at 3pm    All screenings at the IU Radio & Television Theater

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Prominent Indian journalists are regularly being arrested and jailed for “spreading disaffection against the Indian state.” Writing With Fire chronicles the challenges and triumphs of Khabar Lahariya, a newspaper staffed entirely by Dalit women (“Untouchables”).

A determined group of fearless young women, empowered by outrage and armed with a handful of smartphones (which they’re just learning to use), interview marginalized voices around the country, including rape victims whom the police ignore. This is investigative reporting at its most vital: bringing to account systemic sexist violence, corruption, and cynicism. Writing With Fire won the Audience Award at Sundance; it is nothing less than jawdropping.

Directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas in Hindi w/subtitles 93 min


Generously supported by the Indiana University Dhar India Studies program and the IU Media School

“A rousing, inspirational tribute to the pride of grassroots Indian journalism.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

“CRITIC’S PICK! At a time when the profession faces increasing dangers in India, the film’s faith in the powers of grassroots journalism is nothing short of galvanizing.” – The New York Times

Tickets: only $8

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