Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Filmmaker Conversations: Q&A

Writing with Fire

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

PNC Bank

Join us for a pre-recorded Q&A with the directors Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas, and subjects Meera Devi and Shyamkali Devi. The Q&A is available on both the CIFF virtual cinema platform and the CIFF YouTube page.

Writing with Fire

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Writing with Fire

Within India’s caste system, most people are divided into four hierarchical categories: priests, warriors, traders, and labourers. But the “untouchables” or Dalits are considered so impure they are excluded from the caste system entirely. For thousands of years Dalits, and especially Dalit women, have fallen victim to violence and oppression, without a voice or a platform to tell their stories. But all of that is changing with the publication of a newspaper entirely run by Dalit women. Khabah Lahariya meaning Waves of News, has been sharing the vital stories from the unseen citizens of India since 2002. The controversial newspaper...

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