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Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Investigative reporter Meera emerges as a central character in this moving and triumphant documentary. She is one of the undaunted women from India’s lowest caste behind Khabar Lahariya, an online newspaper and YouTube channel dedicated to uncovering abuses of patriarchy and government malfeasance. Armed only with their smart phones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, delivering unflinching coverage of the country’s extremist Hindu leadership, rape culture, and rampant corruption that victimizes those without voice or power.

Director Rintu Thomas

Rintu Thomas is a Stories of Change fellow at the Sundance Institute and a co-founder of the creative agency Black Ticket Films, headquartered in New Delhi. She previously made the documentary short films The Miracle Water Village (2010), Dilli (2011), and Timbaktu (2012).

Director Sushmit Ghosh

Sushmit Ghosh is a recipient of the President’s Medal of India and a Bertha Foundation fellow. He is a director and cinematographer whose short films include The Miracle Water Village (2010), Dilli (2011), and Timbaktu (2012).

Film Details

Language Hindi

Year 2021

Premiere California

Runtime 93

Country India

Director Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

Producer Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

Executive Producer Patty Quilli, Hallee Adelman

Editor Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh

Cinematographer Sushmit Ghosh, Karan Thapliyal

Music Tajdar Junaid