Balkan Dox

Writing with Fire

2021 — 94 min / Colour



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.

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Directors' Biography

Rintu Thomas is an award-winning director/producer whose films have been recognized as catalysts for new conversations. She is a Sundance Institute Stories of Change fellow. Thomas's work is supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, Bertha Foundation, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Finnish Film Foundation, SFFILM Documentary Film Fund, and Sørfond, among others. Sushmit Ghosh is a director and cinematographer whose award-winning shorts are used globally as advocacy and social impact tools. He is a Bertha Foundation fellow and a recipient of the President's Medal of India. Ghosh's work is supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, and Doc Society, among others.

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Rintu Thomas

Sushmit Ghosh


Sushmit Ghosh


Sushmit Ghosh

Karan Thapliyal


Anne Fabini


Susmit Bob Nath

Screenings & Awards

Sundance , United States, 2021
Audience Award & World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.

Telluride FF, United States, 2021
Special Jury Prize

Washington DC Filmfest, United States, 2021
Justice Matters Award

San Francisco IFF, United States, 2021
Golden Gate Award

Seattle IFF, United States, 2021
Special Jury Prize

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