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Writing With Fire – Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s debut feature

‘Writing With Fire’ follows a brave band of women journalists working in a environment that would seem impossible to even the most battle-hardened war reporter. Fighting a system that is not built to support or protect them, they risk their reputations (and the reputations of their families) and their lives (40 journalists have been killed in India in the last 5 years) in the dogged pursuit of truth and justice for the powerless and voiceless in their communities.

From morning till midnight, journalists for Khabar Lahariya – India’s only women-run brand of ethical and independent rural news (a powerful local watchdog – an instrument for enforcing robust grassroots governance and accountability) confront corrupt police, shady politicians, rapists, murderers and the mining mafia, at great personal risk to themselves and their loved ones. Watching them go about their working day is both terrifying and inspiring.

These women are the change we want to see in the world, and they, and this film, deserve (and need) to be seen .

These women are the change we want to see in the world, and they, and this film deserve (and need) to be seen by all.

se women are the change we want to see in the world, and they, and this film deserve (and need) to be seen by all.

Writing With Fire

Directed by

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Writing With Fire tells the story of Khabar Lahariya: India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Adrift in a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, Chief Reporter Meera and her tight-knit team of journalists – armed with just their smartphones – break traditions both on the frontlines and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful and challenging the gender roles they find themselves tethered to.

“Thomas and Ghosh have found their angle, and it’s a powerful one.”   Vox

These women are the change we want to see in the world, and they, and this film deserve (and need) to be seen by all.

“Insightful and inspirational.” Hollywood Reporter

These women are the change we want to see in the world, and they, and this film deserve (and need) to be seen by all.

“The result is profound: Thrown into the thick of it, we are keenly aware of what’s on the line…” IndieWire

Writing With Fire – 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Writing With Fire. Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary. World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Impact for Change.

See WRITING WITH FIRE on the Sundance London tour at 38 sites U.K. wide July 30-Aug 1 HERE

Trailer just launched too HERE


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