Writing with Fire (India) (24/24)

Only the second documentary on this list, Writing with Fire did go head-to-head with Flee last year in Best Documentary Feature (although, both lost to Summer of Soul only seconds after “the slap”). A powerful and encouraging documentary, it follows the staff of Khabar Lahariya, a news organization run by a group of low-caste Indian women. Equipped with iPhones, they travel the region, tackling some of the toughest stories of their day even as they face discrimination based on their gender and caste (mixed with a healthy dose of corruption). It’s an empowering doc, and one that has stuck with me since I first watched it last winter. 

Written by Abu Bakar

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