NYC Premiere: For centuries, Dalits, deemed untouchable within Hinduism’s caste hierarchy, have been denied access to education. Amidst rising Hindu nationalism, Dalit women fight the double-edged sword of caste and patriarchy as they manage Khabar Lahariya, India’s only newspaper run by women. Described as a “rousing and inspirational tribute” by Variety, Writing with Fire traverses the inner and outer lives of the journalists, and is a celebration of the immense courage with which the women take to their pens. – Bedatri Choudhury

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh.

This film is co-presented by The Indo-American Arts Council & the New York Indian Film Festival

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Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
Executive Producer: Patty Quillin, Hallee Adelman
Producer: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh, Co-Producer: John Webster, Co-Producer: Tone Grøttjord-Glenne
Cinematographer: Sushmit Ghosh, Karan Thapliyal
Editor: Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
Music: Tajdar Junaid
Language: Hindi
Country: India
Year: 2021
Publicist: Film Forum
US Distributor: Music Box FIlms