https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-with-fire-women-take-the-reel-film-festival-tickets-256087573827?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Bartos Theater at MIT
Ames Street #Building e15-070
Cambridge, MA 02142
Women Take the Reel Film Festival Free Film Screening: Meet the fearless women journalists of India's only all-female newspaper.
About this event:
Join us in screening the documentary Writing with Fire as part of the annual Women Take the Reel Film Festival.
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.
Filmmakers: Rintu Thomas (Co-Director, Producer) and Sushmit Ghosh (Co-Director, Producer
After the screening, Professor Sulafa Zidani and Dolly Arjun will host a discussion with the audience. Professor Zidani has published on online culture mixing, Arab and Chinese media politics, and critical transnational pedagogy in venues such as: Social Media + Society; Asian Communication Research; Media, Culture & Society; International Journal of Communication, and others. Dolly Arjun is a Dalit-American feminist who works in medicine and lives in the Boston area.
The screening will take place on March 15th, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the MIT Bartos Theater (E15-070). This event is free and open to the public. Masks and vaccinations are required for all event attendees and presenters.
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This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that feature films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism.
The focus is on intellectual investigation of these issues as well as visibility for woman-identifying directors, and so every film is accompanied by a Q&A and discussion with either the film director, producer, relevant organization, or a faculty member from the film screening's host institution.
WOMEN TAKE THE REEL is a FREE roaming film festival SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies; the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality; Boston College Women's and Gender Studies Program; Northeastern University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and Lesley University.