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Writing with Fire

Public Programs | Film

Writing with Fire (2021), directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh © Black Ticket Films, courtesy of Black Ticket Films.

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This program took place on
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

About the Program

Join the Skirball Cultural Center, KCET, and PEN America for an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of Writing with Fire. This Oscar-nominated film follows the reporters of India’s Khabar Lahariya, an independent feminist news network covering the country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh. (2021, 92 min. No MPAA rating. In Hindi with English subtitles.)

Following the screening, join us for a conversation and Q&A with:

  • Shreen Khan, USC Annenberg Media Center Leadership Initiative Fellow
  • Helen Alonzo Hurtado, Social Enterprise Director, Las Fotos Project
  • Tanzila Ahmed (moderator), political strategist and storyteller

“The film’s faith in the powers of grassroots journalism is nothing short of galvanizing.”—New York Times

Watch the official trailer for "Writing with Fire."

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