Writing with Fire

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    Devika GirishNew York Times
    At a time when the profession faces increasing dangers in India, the film's faith in the powers of grassroots journalism is nothing short of galvanizing.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    An urgent reminder of journalism's importance.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Writing With Fire is at its best when emphasizing the barriers these women have to overcome daily to fulfill their desires to be journalists, and showcasing the importance of Khabar Lahariya's work where corruption runs amok.
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    Sheri FlandersChicago Reader
    With steely tenacity and persistence, these women place themselves into terrifying situations to interrogate corrupt police officers and potentially violent Hindu Nationalists, with a deft and skill not seen by many top network reporters.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    The result is profound: Thrown into the thick of it, we are keenly aware of what's on the line. It must be a bit like being a Khabar Lahariya journalist.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    It's a stirring and inspiring documentary about some very courageous women, who deftly articulate and defend the need for accurate, fearless journalism in the pursuit of justice.
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    An empowering, heartfelt and captivating documentary that's essential viewing for the sake of democracy.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    "Citizen journalism" at its most elemental and vital.
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    Norman WilnerNOW Toronto
    The powerful documentary about women from an Indian newspaper going digital is a spiritual companion piece to Collective...
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    Joanne LaurierWorld Socialist Web Site
    Writing with Fire is generally well-intentioned and moving at times, and the conditions it exposes are horrendous, but it is marred by its advocacy of feminist-style reformism.
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