Online screening of movie “Writing With Fire” and discussion with the directors Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, will be part of the festival “One World 2021”.
Writing With Fire / Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh / India 2021 / 93 min / English friendly – Where journalists have traditionally been only men from higher social castes, the Khabar Lahariya newspaper is a small revolution. For victims of rape or illegal logging, this is often the only space where they can express themselves. To keep up with the times, newspapers are now moving into the digital world – and with them reporters, many of whom have yet to learn how to use smartphones. But for them, even in the online arena, journalism remains a way to strive for a fairer world, despite mistrust, caste and gender discrimination, and growing religious radicalism.