India 2021 – Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh – Original language: Hindi – Subtitles: English – Length: 93 min.

Smart phones against social and political failings? It sounds like tilting at windmills, but it is something that the women who work for the Khabar Lahariya newspaper in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh take on every day – with great success!

We present the German Premiere of the film.

No youth rating


Rintu Thomas

Thomas works as an independent documentary film director and producer. She is co-founder of Black Ticket Films, a creative agency based in New Delhi. Her focus is on films with potential for social change, on issues such as climate change, healthcare, women's rights.

Sushmit Ghosh

Ghosh has directed numerous award-winning short films. He is a winner of the National Film Award of India. He is interested in new technologies and creative strategies to harness the potential of storytelling in the digital age.


DOK.focus Empowerment

The thematic series follows empowerment movements around the world: from feminist protest to queer pride to climate action. Six films, one call: Empower yourselves!


Production: Black Ticket Films. Producer: Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas. International Sales: Autlook Filmsales

DOK.focus Empowerment 2021

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