Date

Jan 07 - 20 2022
Expired!

WRITING WITH FIRE

Reporting from a social environment built to divide based on caste and gender, a fearless group of journalists maintain India’s only women-led news outlet.
SYNOPSIS

Reporting from a social environment built to divide based on caste and gender, a fearless group of journalists maintain India’s only women-led news outlet. The women of Khabar Lahariya (‘Waves of News’), all from the Dalit (“untouchables”) caste, prepare to transition the newspaper from print to digital even though many of their reporters don’t have access to electricity at home. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her team of investigative journalists confront some of India’s biggest issues – exposing the relentless discrimination against women and amplifying the voices of those who suffer from the oppressive caste system. WRITING WITH FIRE chronicles the astonishing determination of these local reporters as they empower each other and hold those responsible for injustice to account. Reaching new audiences through their growing platform, the women of Khabar Lahariya redefine what it means to be powerful in this timely and inspiring documentary.

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Director
Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
WITH
NA
Run Time
1 hour, 32 minutes
Released
November 26, 2021
Distributed by
Music Box Films
Hearing AND VISUAl Assistance
Subtitled/Open Captions
Assisted Listening
Country

India

SUBTITLES
Hindi with English Subtitles
NOT RATED

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SHOWINGS

JAN 7 | FRI

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 8 | SAT

1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 9 | SUN

3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 10 | MON

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 11 | TUE

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 12 | WED

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 13 | THU

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 14 | FRI

5:00 p.m.

JAN 15 | SAT

1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 16 | SUN

1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 17 | MON

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 18 | TUE

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 19 | WED

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

JAN 20 | THU

5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.
Reviews
“[WRITING WITH FIRE is] a stirring and inspiring documentary about some very courageous women, who deftly articulate and defend the need for accurate, fearless journalism in the pursuit of justice.”
Alissa Wilkinson

Vox

“The steep learning curve she (cub reporter Shyamkali) will nimbly ascend is one of three tales of personal and professional persistence that directors Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh tell in their accessible, engaging debut doc “Writing With Fire,” through which they’ll also tell the story of the Khabar Lahariya newspaper, and of India, in a time of seismic change. Thomas and Ghosh have found their angle, and it’s a powerful one.”
Jessica Kiang

Variety

“With steely tenacity and persistence, these women place themselves into terrifying situations to interrogate corrupt police officers and potentially violent Hindu Nationalists, with a deft and skill not seen by many top network reporters.”
Sheri Flanders

Chicago Reader

TICKET INFORMATION

EVENING PRICES

$12.00 | Adults
$9.50 | Students
$8.75 | Children
$8.50 | Military
$8.75 | Seniors
$6.50 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students

MATINEE PRICES

$10.00 | Adults
$9.00 | Students
$8.25 | Children
$8.00 | Military
$8.25 | Seniors
$6.00 | Members
$5.00 | UNL Students

Matinee priced tickets for all screenings TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY nights

  • Showtimes change on a regular basis and will not always be the same each day. Visit the individual film pages for a list of showtimes.
  • Children are 12 and under. Seniors are 60 and older
  • Students and Military must show a valid ID to receive discount
  • We accept cash, check, NCard, Visa, and Mastercard
  • The Ross Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day
  • Assistive listening headsets and closed caption devices available for select titles. Check the individual film pages or inquire at the box office for details.

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