A Screening of Velvet Revolution
We invite you to a Free screening of Senior Journalist and Award Winning Film Maker , Nupur Basu's 'Velvet Revolution' & Question and Answer session with Nupur on Thursday 28th of March 7 PM at Tivity.
The film showcases women journalists speaking truth to power from different conflict zones across the globe.
In her own words Nupur says, "The documentary , Velvet Revolution , reinforces that there is no longer a red line when it comes to killing of women journalists. Women journalists, like their male counterparts, are also increasingly under attack by state and non- state players as they are doing their jobs. As women, they are exposed to ‘double attacks’ – their personal safety is increasingly under threat and the attacks on them through social media are getting nastier and misogynistic."
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Full Details + Synopsis below :-
Produced by IAWRT
(International Association of Women in Radio and Television)
Country: Cameroon, India, Philippines, UK, Bangladesh/USA
Duration: 57 minutes
English subtitles , English commentary
Executive Producer and Director
Illang Illang Quijano – Philippines
Deepika Sharma - India
Pochi Tamba Nsoh and Sidonie Pongmoni - Cameroon
Eva Brownstein - USA/ Bangladesh
In this exciting collaborative film – Velvet Revolution - six women directors take their lens up-close to Women Making News.
In a world riven with conflict and dictatorial regimes where journalists are constantly under threat of both, state and non - state actors, what drives these women journalists to do their jobs?
“I did not want to be a war correspondent... but the war came to my door-step” says award winning Syrian journalist, Zaina Erhaim, now living in exile in southern Turkey.
“The President is wrong when he says that journalists are being killed because they are corrupt- who corrupts whom… who holds the power to corrupt?” asks Kimberlie Ngabit Quitasol, a young woman journalist from Philippines.
“I could not leave my co-warriors in the middle of the battlefield” says Bonya Ahmed, the wife of slain Bangladesh blogger, Avijit Roy and the Editor of Muktomona, in her first ever documentary interview.
The documentary profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power.