Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

Writing With Fire

Year
2021
Country
India
Duration:
94 mins

Overview

Screening in Telluride Only


In 2002, a group of Dalit women in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh started the newspaper Khabar Lahariya. Challenged by deep prejudice against their caste, oppressive patriarchy and religious extremism, the courageous reporters do their work at great personal risk — including domestic violence and threats from corrupt officials and the mafia. Their work has led to government action in formerly neglected neighborhoods: roads were fixed, medical services provided, canals filled with water and electricity connected.


Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Directors
Sushmit Ghosh
Rintu Thomas

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.