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WRITING WITH FIRE

Opens Friday, November 26

DIRECTED BY RINTU THOMAS AND SUSHMIT GHOSH

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WINNER!
Audience Award
Special Jury Award: Impact for Change
World Cinema Documentary Competition
Sundance Film Festival 2021

Prominent Indian journalists are regularly being arrested and jailed for “spreading disaffection against the Indian state.” WRITING WITH FIRE, a documentary on Khabar Lahariya, a newspaper staffed entirely by Dalit women (“Untouchables”), is nothing less than jawdropping. A handful of young women, empowered by outrage and a few smartphones (which they’re just learning to use), interview marginalized voices around the country, including rape victims whom the police ignore. This is investigative reporting at its most vital: bringing to account systemic sexist violence, corruption, and cynicism.

2021     93 MINS.     INDIA    MUSIC BOX FILMS     IN HINDI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Presented with support from the Richard Brick, Geri Ashur, and Sara Bershtel Fund for Social Justice Documentaries

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