Writing With Fire

  • Australian Premiere
  • Sushmit Ghosh Rintu Thomas
  • India (2021)
  • M
92 min

An inspirational documentary and Sundance 2021 award winner, Writing With Fire follows India’s only newspaper run by women and the pursuit for change, against all odds.

In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit ‘low caste’ 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 is a story of our times. It is the first time modern Dalit women will be seen on screen, not as victims of their circumstances but as writers of their own destiny.

“A triumphant doc. A David vs. Goliath tale…a film that’s both a meticulous act of journalism and about it, evolving into an intriguing consideration of its place in the contemporary world.” – Moveable Feast

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  • Language
    Hindi
  • Director
    Sushmit Ghosh Rintu Thomas
  • Genre
    Documentary, Women

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