Taaza Khabar: Journalists meet to share news drafts
Director: Bishakha Datta; Cinematographer: Ranu Ghosh
Duration: 00:20:10; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 30.303; Saturation: 0.442; Lightness: 0.137; Volume: 0.175; Cuts per Minute: 1.685
Summary: Part of the footage of the film Taaza Khabar directed by Bishakha Datta and produced by Nirantar. The film is about the journey of a team of all women journalists of Khabar Lahariya (a grassroots newspaper published by the women themselves) through several obstacles. The determined efforts are to ensure the 62nd issue of Khabar Lahariya reaches its readers on time. The women are from Chitrakoot district in U.P. who report stories that find no space in mainstream media. It also portrays how these women have created their own space and established their identity in a context where patriarchy and caste-based discriminations are dominant. In this event, the Khabar Lahariya journalists meet and discuss their news drafts, actively discussing each other's stories, giving feedback and opinions.
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All the Khabar Lahariya journalists gather in a room for a meeting to discuss their news drafts. The electricity suddenly goes off and comes back in sometime. The meeting starts with Shanti reading out her draft which is a story on elections. Manju gives her feedback to the story and the others join in giving their opinions. The electricity goes off again. The women sit and chat in the darkness and share a light moment. Krishna brings a lamp and keeps it in the centre. The women continue their discussion on the news story.
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Feedback on Shanti's news story continues. Shalini, from Nirantar advices her on how she can make her story clearer. Shanti listens and writes notes. All the women look tired but continue to talk about details on how the story can be improved.
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The next journalist reads out her news story. She first starts to read it softly, but the others encourage her to read it louder and clearer so they can hear her well. She starts to read more clearly with more confidence, tracing the words with her pencil along the paper. Once she finishes, the others give her good feedback saying that though it was her first time, she has written quite well. Shalini also gives a positive feedback saying her language was good and she's done a good job.
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Meera reads her draft which is again concerning elections and problems faced by the people during the voting process. The electricity returns. Everyone is seen seated on the floor, and the chatter reduces, indicating that it's been a long day and they are tired.