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Velvet Revolution

Multiple Directors / Philippines - Inde - Cameroun - États-Unis - Bangladesh - Royaume-Uni / 2016 / 57 ' / Anglais - Français - Filipino - Telugu - Hindou / S.T. Anglais

Credits

Reena Mohan & Nirmal Chander Dhandriyal
Executive Producer & Project Director: Nupur Basu (IAWRT)
Directors: Illang-Illang Quijano, Deepika Sharma, Pochi Tamba Nsoh, Sidonie Pongmoni, Eva Brownstein

Awards & Festivals

Best Documentary - Feature Length, Kashmir World Film Festival 2017, Srinagar

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Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges.

Synopsis

In 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 from both, state and non - state actors, what drives these women journalists to do their jobs?

This doc brings you the testimonies of women journalists from Bangladesh, Cameroon, India , Philippines, Afghanistan, Syria, United Kingdom and Ajerbaijan on how they spoke truth to power.

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.