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Indian documentary ‘Writing With Fire’ earns an Oscar nomination at the 94th Academy Awards

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The 94th Academy Awards nominations were announced on February 8, bringing in some good news for Indian film lovers. Indian film Writing With Fire won a nomination in the Best Documentary Feature category. The film, directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, was nominated alongside Ascension, Attica, Flee and Summer of Soul (…or, When The Revolutions Could Not Be Televised).

Writing with Fire is about the journalists running the Dalit women led newspaper Khabar Lahariya, as they shift from 14-years of print to digital journalism using smartphones. It is the first Indian feature documentary that was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and has managed to secure a nomination.

[Sushmit Ghosh]


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