Writing with Fire on Independent Lens

Writing with Fire on Independent Lens

Sat, 04/02/2022 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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, of this 2022 Oscar nominated feature documentary film.  

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.

Airs on WXXI-World March 30 at 7:30pm and April 2 at 12pm. Aired on WXXI-TV March 28 at 10pm

Watch Streaming Online: March 28–April 26, 2022

See the trailer here: