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Multiple award recipient and a Sundance Audience Award winner, Writing with Fire is a must see. 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.
2021 • India • 93 min
Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh, Directors, Producers, Editors, Cinematographers
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh are award-winning director-producers from India whose work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Institute, Doc Society, SFF Film Fund, IDFA, The Bertha Foundation, Sorfond and the Finnish Film Foundation, among others. Rintu and Sushmit are also Sundance Fellows, who enjoy producing films that have the power to create transformative social impact. In 2009, they founded Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of non-fiction storytelling. With a strong eye on social justice stories, Black Ticket Films’ award-winning slate of films continue to be used as advocacy, impact and education tools by institutions across the world. Rintu and Sushmit were recognised for their filmmaking work with a President’s Medal in 2012, the highest honour given to filmmakers in India. Five years in the making, Writing With Fire is their first feature documentary. Married for six years, they live between New Delhi and the mountains and, in their spare time, enjoy discovering quaint bookshops.