Writing with Fire
reż|dir Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas | IN | 2020 | 92 min
prod|pro Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas scen|wr Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas zdj|ph Sushmit Ghosh, Karan Thapliyal muz|mus Tajdar Junaid mon|ed Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas ob|cast Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci, Saad Lostan, Darina Al Joundi, Jan Dahdouh, Christian Vadi dys|dis Autlook
The caste system, social hierarchy assigned to an identity and impossible to change for whole life has been present in India for a very long time. This situation suits the present government and reinforces casteism in every aspect of life despite the official prohibition enshrined in law. Dalits are considered so “dirty” by the rest of society that their place is at the bottom of the social pyramid, outside the castes. There is a newspaper in the Uttar Pradesh region, run only by Dalit women. Chief reporter Meera, armed just with a smartphone, dreams with her co-workers of building an independent regional news agency. Will they succeed, also in rewiring the traditional mindset of society?
2021 Sundance FF – World Cinema Documentary Audience Award
2021 Sundance FF – World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award
2021 Sundance FF – World Cinema Documentary – nominated for Grand Jury Prize