NCMA Cinema: Writing with Fire (Women’s History Month Special Event)

Writing with Fire (2021). Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, documentary, 94 min., NR

About the documentary
In a male-dominated media landscape, the women journalists of India’s all-female Khabar Lahariya (News Wave) newspaper risk it all, including their own safety, to cover the country’s political, social, and local news from women’s perspectives. From underground network to independent media empire—now with 10 million views on their YouTube site—they defy the odds to redefine power.

About the filmmakers
Rintu Thomas is an award-winning director-producer whose debut feature documentary, Writing with Fire, won two awards at Sundance ’21 and is a New York Times Critics Pick. A 2021 IDA Courage Under Fire Award honoree, Thomas is also an IDA Logan Elevate grantee and a Sundance Fellow.

Sushmit Ghosh is an award-winning director and cinematographer who cofounded Black Ticket Films, a company invested in the power of storytelling. Ghosh is a 2021 IDA Courage Under Fire Award honoree and a Sundance Fellow.

Please contact Moses.T.AlexanderGreene@ncdcr.gov for more information.

Image: Courtesy of MUSIC BOX FILMS


Mar 25, 2023


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


$5 Members, youth 7–18, college students with ID (plus taxes and fees); $7 Nonmembers (plus taxes and fees)


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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Ticket Information:
Tickets on sale to members March 1 at 10 am and nonmembers March 2 at 10 am
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