- Reviewed from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Writing With Fire is a warm and compelling portrait of Khabar Lahariya, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women, who are deemed “untouchable” by the country’s caste system.
Their determined reporting brings tangible change to communities in need despite the fierce prejudice they encounter, exposing both the political corruption seeping into their neighbourhood and the contradictions of India’s supposed infrastructural and societal progression.
The women are effortlessly supportive of one another, and the film serves to cherish the bonds built between them as well as their empowering work.
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