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Writing with Fire

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India
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2021

1h 32m

Director Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
Starring Meera Devi, Suneeta Prajapati, Shyamkali Devi
Genre Documentary
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In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

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Screen Daily by

Whether the pen is mightier than the sword may be up for debate, but as this engaging and hopeful documentary by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh shows, words have the power to change things when wielded carefully.
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The Hollywood Reporter by Inkoo Kang

Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, the documentary is best at offering a peek into the lives of Khabar Lahariya’s scrappy, self-made women, who are well aware that they are claiming for themselves a profession largely occupied by upper-class men.
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IndieWire by Kate Erbland

Armed with eagle-eyed filmmakers and compelling subjects, the film deftly blends the (inextricably linked) personal and professional sides of the journalists’ work, offering up a wide-ranging look at a vital outlet with so many stories to tell.

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