Writing with Fire

Writing with Fire
Directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas 
(India, 2021, Digital, in Hindi with English subtitles)

Investigative journalists from a newspaper run by women in rural northern India transition from print to digital, filming stories on smartphones and using their YouTube channel as a platform. Despite persistent gender bias and frequent threats, they remain determined to report the truth.

Writing with Fire is among the 15 films (narrowed down from 138) shortlisted in the Documentary Feature category for the 2022 Academy Awards. The final 10 films nominated in this category are announced February 8, and the Oscars ceremony is scheduled for March 27.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are required to be worn during films and programs inside Museum auditoriums. Capacities are limited, and advance tickets are recommended. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.

Special thanks to community partner Progressive Forum.

Writing with Fire

Directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas
(India, 2021, 92 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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