Velvet Revolution

India – 00:57:00
Produced by International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT)
Directed by Nupur Basu, Illang Illang Quijano, Deepika Sharma, Pochi Tamba Nsoh and Sidonie Pongmoni, Eva Brownstein
Written by Nupur Basu

Velvet Revolution profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power. 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 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, who now lives in the USA, in her first ever documentary interview.