Writing With Fire

Indian documentary on Dalit female journalists lands Oscar nomination

Writing With Fire

Indian documentary feature Writing With Fire has made it to the final nominations list at the 94th edition of the Academy Awards.

Writing With Fire

The nominations were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan via Twitter page of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, both debutants, Writing With Fire chronicles the rise of Khabar Lahariya, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women.

The film follows this ambitious group of Dalit wonder women – led by their chief reporter, Meera – as the team switches from print to digital in order to stay relevant

Armed with smartphones and the courage and conviction, they investigate the incompetence of the local police force, stand by victims of caste and gender violence

Other nominees in the category are: Ascension, Attica, Flee, and Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).