Writing with Fire
Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas, 93 min, in Hindi with English subtitles, India, 2021
Followed by a discussion with a group of journalists
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the conﬁnes of their homes, redeﬁning what it means to be powerful.
“Writing with Fire” has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards (Oscar). It has won several awards including Al Jazeera Balkans Programme Department Jury Award at AJB DOC Film Festival, the Audience Award at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Audience Award & World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Impact for Change at Sundance Film Festival, the Audience Award and Best Feature Documentary at Blackstar Film Festival, Courage Under Fire Award at IDA Doc. Awards, Best Feature Documentary at The International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, the Silver Horn for Best Film on social issues at Krakow Film Festival, Special Jury Mention for Best Doc Feature at Mountain Film Festival, Best International Feature Award at Visioni dal Mondo and others. The film participated in Hot Docs, Zurich Film Festival, Sundance London Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival and others.