Films about women making professional stands — one a documentary about investigative journalists in India, the other a comedy about a teacher under fire — continue to show at Nebraska’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
“Writing with Fire” features a fearless group of female journalists who maintain Khabar Lahaiya (Waves of News), India’s only women-led news outlet. Each reporter is from the Dalit, India’s “untouchable” caste and the team is preparing to transition the newspaper from print to digital.
Armed with smartphones, Meera (the chief reporter) and her team of investigative journalists confront some of India’s biggest issues, exposing the relentless discrimination against women and amplifying the voices of those who suffer from the oppressive caste system.
“Writing with Fire,” which is not rated, shows at the Ross through Jan. 20.
Also showing is “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” a playfully provocative comedy about Emi, a school teacher who finds her career and reputation threatened after a personal sex tape is leaked on the internet.
Forced to meet with parents who demand her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender.
“Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” was filmed entirely during Bucharest’s lockdown. It is Romania’s Academy Award entry for Best International Feature Film. It is not rated and shows through Jan. 20 at the Ross.