Indie Lens Pop-Up: Writing with Fire

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Writing with Fire

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Caption: Meera and Suneeta reporting on an illegal mining mafia in the
heartlands of Uttar Pradesh.

Credit: Black Ticket Films

In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India's all-female Khabar Lahariya ("News Wave") newspaper and digital news service risk it all.

WXXI presents Writing with Fire, an Indie Lens Pop-Up presentation, followed by a discussion on Monday, March 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Little Theatre. Get a preview of this 2022 Oscar nominated feature documentary film. The event is free and open to the public. Proof of COVID vaccination and masks are required for all events at the Little Theatre. See Little Theatre COVID safety guidelines for more information.

WXXI News reporter and host, April Franklin, will moderate the discussion with the audience following the 1 hour preview film. 

Airing: The full film will air on WXXI-TV March 28 at 10pm and on WXXI-World March 30 at 7:30pm and April 2 at 12pm.

Streaming Online: March 28–April 26, 2022

See the trailer here:

In a media landscape dominated by men, the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (“News Wave”) newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country’s political, social, and local news from a women-powered perspective. From underground network to independent media empire—now with 10 million views on their YouTube site—they defy the odds to redefine power.


About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.