In Theatres

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Writing With Fire (December) - Rintu Thomas & Shushmit Ghosh

   

In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to cover their country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Armed only with their smartphones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, exposing the country’s extremist Hindu leadership, rape culture, and rampant corruption that victimizes those without voice or power. They investigate the incompetence of the local police force, listen to and stand by victims of caste and gender violence, and challenge long-standing, harmful practices that lead to injustice and intimidation.

Writing with Fire follows this ambitious group of Dalit women—led by their chief reporter, Meera, one of the undaunted women from India’s lowest caste behind Khabar Lahariya. As the team switches from print to digital in order to stay relevant, they harness the power of online media and YouTube to reach audiences far beyond the confines of their social standing in order to broadcast abuses of patriarchy and government malfeasance. Their awe-inspiring efforts to redefine traditional notions of power, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, are redefining what it means to actually be powerful.

This accomplished documentary by Rintu Thomas and Shushmit Ghosh will be released in select theatres in December.

Captains of Zaatari (November 26th) - Ali El Arabi

   

 Two best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi, living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, have an undying dream of becoming professional soccer players while facing the difficult reality of their lives. Despite being confined under dire conditions, they remain hopeful and practice day in and day out. When a world-renowned sports academy visits, both have a chance to make this dream come true.  

This accomplished documentary by Ali El Arabi will be released in select theatres on November 17

Lift Like a Girl (July 9th) - Mayye Zayed

 

Lift Like a Girl is an intimate journey into the inner life of an aspiring athlete and the female weightlifting community of Alexandria. For 4 years, Zebiba goes through victories and defeats, including major losses that shape her, as she finds her way from dust to gold.

This accomplished documentary by Mayye Zayed was released in cinemas July 9th.

 

Entangled (June 18th) - David Abel and Andy Laub

 

                    

The award-winning documentary film Entangled. From Directors David Abel and Andy Laub comes a film showcasing the efforts to protect the North Atlantic right whales from extinction and the clashing impacts on the lobster industry.  Follow the conflict through the eyes of National Marine Fisheries Service as they attempt to balance the interests of both sides. 

This accomplished documentary by David Abel and Andy Laub was released in cinemas June 18th.