Writing with Fire

Directed by Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Chosh

In one of the most socially oppressive and patriarchal states of India emerges a newspaper run entirely by rural women belonging to the Dalit or ‘untouchable’ community. Meera, its popular political reporter, decides to magnify the local paper’s impact with an audacious move – to transform from print to a digital news agency. Working in media dark villages, mocked and discouraged, this is the story of a visionary woman’s feisty spirit in building what will probably be the world’s first digital news agency run entirely by rural Dalit women.



  • Director Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Chosh
  • Producer name Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Chosh
  • coproducers Tone Grøttjord
  • financiers Sundance, Chicken & Egg Finnish Film Foundation IDFA Bertha Classic Fund Gucci-Tribeca Fund Altercine Documentary Grant Sør-Fond
  • Release date 2020