WRITING WITH FIRE–Great for Women’s History Month!

I just was privileged to see an hour-long version of this 90-minute Oscar-nominated documentary–and was highly impressed by the sisterhood of female Indian journalist upon whom it focuses. They face incredible pressure from their society–their families, the men they interview, the authorities whom they challenge.  You can see the full version when Independent Lens shows …

The White Tiger (2020)

Horatio Alger would not approve of poor Balram’s means of rising from his low status as driver for a corrupt Indian family to wealthy entrepreneur.

Rangoon (2017)

Amidst India’s revolt against Britain during WW 2 movie star Julie is torn between her producer & the soldier ordered to protect her during her visit to troops on the Burmese border, who turns out to be a spy against the British.

Lion (2016)

After a 5-year old Indian boy is separated from impoverished his mother, he is adopted by Australians, & 20 years later uses Google Earth to locate her & reunite in her village.