WRITING WITH FIRE

2021, India

Rintu Thomas / Sushmit Ghosh

The newspaper Khabar Lahariya stands out from the Indian news landscape, which is dominated by rich men, for several reasons: it is run solely by women – women who are Dalit, members of the lowest caste. They report on violence against women, illegal mines and increasing Hindu nationalism; and, at the same time, they have to make the leap into the online world – with employees who have never even owned a smartphone before. This film is the first Indian documentary that was nominated for an Academy Award.

WRITING WITH FIRE
Section: Audience Competition
Country: India
Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
Language: Hindi OmenglU
Running time: 93min

DCP

Screenings

Date
Time
Location
26.05.2022
2.35 PM
Leokino 1
27.05.2022
5.40 PM
Leokino 1
in Cooperation with
Journalismusfest