WRITING WITH FIRE
(Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas, 2021, 97 min, DCP digital)
Journalism’s urgency and power in the face of oppression are thrillingly conveyed in the eye-opening documentary WRITING WITH FIRE. In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pratesh, the country’s only Dalit women-run independent newspaper tackles the toughest stories in a region challenged by inequality, corruption, and violence. Leveraging the power of digital technology and the strength of solidarity in the pursuit of truth, these inspiring women navigate the rise of Hindu nationalism and the ongoing oppression of women and lower-case communities. Nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary, WRITING WITH FIRE is one of the year’s most essential films.
This screening is supported by the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Race, Caste, and Colorism Project. Courtesy of Music Box Films
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