Peabody Winner - 2023 Peabody Awards | Nominee for Best Documentary Feature - Academy Awards® | Screened in over 200 festivals and won 40 awards
Democracy in India • Women's Rights • Women in Journalism • Human Rights
Date of Completion: 2021 | Run Time: 93 minutes | Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Captions: No | Directors: Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh | Producers: Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh | Executive Producers: Patty Quillin & Hallee Adelman | Co-Executive Producer: Anurima Bhargava
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit and marginalised women. A double Sundance winner, WRITING WITH FIRE got an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary, making it the first Indian feature documentary to be nominated for an Oscar. 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. Please note: There is conversation around sexual violence and rape in the film.