November 02

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.

“The most inspiring journalism movie — maybe ever. An essential portrait of the fight for press freedom. Writing With Fire reminds us that there are always people who, despite incredible odds, will choose to do this work.” – Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post

DOUBLE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WINNER

WRITING WITH FIRE

OPENS AT  IN NYC
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26

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Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

IDA DOCUMENTARY AWARDS – SHORTLIST – BEST FEATURE

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WINNER OF 25 MAJOR AWARDS AT TOP
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS INCLUDING:
Audience Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Special Jury Mention at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival
Golden Gate Award at San Francisco International Film Festival
Audience Award at BlackStar Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary at BlackStar Film Festival

 

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.

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“As this engaging and hopeful documentary by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh shows, words have the power to change things when wielded carefully…‘I believe journalism is the essence of democracy,’ says Meera. Watching this will make you believe it too.”– Amber Wilkinson, Screen International

“Insightful and inspirational…the film’s sense of intimacy and immediacy makes the viewer feel like they’re on a ride-along with the journalists…the filmmakers illuminate the change that can happen when the most marginalized members of a society empower themselves…” – Inkoo Kang, The Hollywood Reporter

“Armed with eagle-eyed filmmakers and compelling subjects, the film deftly blends the (inextricably linked) personal and professional sides of the journalists’ work, offering up a wide-ranging look at a vital outlet with so many stories to tell…the result is profound” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire


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We would like to thank David Magdael and Vince Johnson of David Magdael & Associates for the press release.