Film Screenings

Writing With Fire

2024-07-14 04:33:03

Writing With Fire


June 30, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Mazumdar-Shaw auditorium
22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar , Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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In a cluttered news landscape, dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper led by marginalised women. Armed with smartphones, wit and tenacity, chief reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

Watch how the story unfolds in a special screening of the film Writing With Fire by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, where ideas of resilience and sense of community are held together amid chaos and social unrest.

In this film, directors Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh explore the idea of truth, justice and the meaning of power, through the lens of an all-women’s newsroom.

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Rintu Thomas

Rintu Thomas is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker whose decade-long body of work sits at the intersection of storytelling as both an art and a conversation. A 2021 IDA Courage Under Fire Award honoree, Thomas is an IDA Logan Elevate grantee and a Sundance Fellow.

Her feature documentary, Writing With Fire (2021), described by The Washington Post as “The most inspiring journalism movie – maybe ever” is a double Sundance winner, a New York Times Critics’ Pick and a Grierson, IDA and a PGA Awards nominee. Along with winning 35 awards, the film is India’s first documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award. 

In 2009, Thomas co-founded Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of storytelling. With a strong eye on social justice stories, Black Ticket Films’ critically acclaimed slate of films are being used as advocacy, impact and education tools by institutions across the world. Her award winning shorts include Dilli (2010) and Timbaktu (2012). She lives between New Delhi and a quaint mountain-town in North India.

Sushmit Ghosh

Sushmit Ghosh is an Academy Award nominated filmmaker and co-founder of Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of storytelling. An IDA Courage Under Fire Honoree, Ghosh’s films are recognised for their rigour of immersive, emotionally powerful storytelling. 

His feature documentary, Writing With Fire (2021) is India’s first feature documentary to be nominated for an Oscar. Writing With Fire has played at over 150 festivals, won 35 awards and earned Grierson, IDA, PGA, Cinema Eye Honors nominations.Ghosh’s work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Doc Society. Ghosh is also a mentor for labs and fellowships that focus on artists from underrepresented communities, supporting new narratives and storytellers. His award winning shorts include Bullets and Butterflies (2007), Dilli (2010) and Timbaktu (2012). In his spare time, you’ll find him motorcycling and hiking through the Himalayas.

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