Cinema of Dreams: Writing with Fire

Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

On the occasion of BredaPhoto Festival, BredaPhoto and Chassé Cinema are together organising a serie of film evenings: Cinema of Dreams. Following Theatre of Dreams the themes of hope and change are central. On Tuesday 04 October Cinema of Dreams presents Writing with Fire by Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh.
Cinema of Dreams - Tuesday 04 October

Cinema of Dreams: Writing with Fire

Tuesday 04 October


7-9.15 PM
Chassé Cinema, Claudius Prinsenlaan 8


€ 10,00, available via Chassé Cinema

Writing with Fire

In Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s most conservative states, a local newspaper is run by women from the lowest caste, the Dalits. This is quite extraordinary in a country where journalists are among the elite. The camera follows the reporters as the newspaper transitions from print to digital. They are introduced to smartphones and learn how to film for their steadily growing YouTube channel.

With inspiring grit, the reporters interview victims of systemic rape, but equally they produce stories about lack of sanitation, bad roads, or a hidden scandal about an illegal mine. The women proudly explain how the authorities are finally taking action—often after attempted intimidation or bribery, which we see taking place openly.

Through their work, which often comes under criticism from their husbands or family, the women begin to question the conventions of the society in which they live. Their story contains a hopeful plea for courage and independent thinking.


CINEMA OF DREAMS: WRITING WITH FIRE, Tuesday 04 October, 7 - 9.15 PM, Chassé Cinema
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