Writing With Fire
Dir. Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh / India / 2021 / 93’ / Warsaw premiere
Directors: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
Cinematography: Sushmit Ghosh, Karan Thapliyal
Editing: Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
Sound: Susmit Bob Nath, Janne Laine
Music: Tajdar Junaid
Producers: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh, Tone Grøttjord, John Webster
Production: Black Ticket Films in co-production with: CompanySant & Usant, JW Documentaries
World sales: Autlook Filmsales
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit (‘low caste’) women. Armed with smartphones, 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.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sundance Film Festival (Special Jury Award: Impact for Change, Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary), CPH:DOX, San Francisco Film Festival (McBaine Documentary Feature Award), Seattle International Film Festival (Special Jury Prize in Documentary Competition), Krakow Film Festival
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh are award-winning directors-producers from India whose work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Institute, Doc Society, SFF Film Fund, IDFA, The Bertha Foundation, Sorfond and the Finnish Film Foundation, among others. Rintu and Sushmit are also Sundance Fellows, who enjoy producing films that have the power to create transformative social impact. In 2009, they founded Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of non-fiction storytelling. With a strong eye on social justice stories, Black Ticket Films’ award-winning slate of films continue to be used as advocacy, impact and education tools by institutions across the world. Rintu and Sushmit were recognised for their filmmaking work with a President’s Medal in 2012, the highest honour given to filmmakers in India. Five years in the making, “Writing With Fire” is their first feature documentary. Married for six years, they live between New Delhi and the mountains and, in their spare time, enjoy discovering quaint bookshops.