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[Cancelled] Writing with Fire

Directed by: Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas

Runtime: 92 min

Year: 2021

Country: India

Rated: Not Rated

Language: Hindi

Subtitles: English

Film Type: Documentary

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the film's distributor has had to cancel all upcoming in-person and online screenings of the film.

The presentation will be followed by a post-film discussion highlight women in journalism featuring Amy Maestas from Solutions Journalism Network and Marcie Cancio Young from Amplify Utah.

In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit 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.


World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award & Audience Award–2021 Sundance
Winners Circle–2021 Doc NYC
Special Jury Prize–2021 Seattle International Film Festival
Justice Matters Awards–2021 Washington DC International Film Festival
Golden Gate Award–2021 San Francisco International Film Festival
Golden Horn Award–2021 Krakow Film Festival
Top 5 Audience Favorite–2021 Hot Docs

Official Selection:

2021 San Francisco International Film Festival
2021 Nantucket Film Festival
2021 BlackStar Film Festival
2021 Zurich Film Festival


Nominated: Best Feature Documentary–2022 Academy Awards

Tuesday, March 1 @ 7:00 PM

In Person |

Utah Museum of Fine Arts


Restrictions: Proof of full vaccination will be required for entry • Masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn during the entirety of the event • Seating will be at a reduced capacity.

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