Oscar 2022: Writing about a Dalit woman reporter, up for best documentary in OscarAuthor: Yuvi February 19, 2022
A still from Writing With Fire. (courtesy: youtube)
HighlightsSushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas have directed the film The film has already won several awards Two documentaries set in India have previously won Oscarsnew Delhi:
An Indian nominee appeared in this year’s Oscars list announced today. Writing With Fire by filmmakers Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature – the first Indian nominee in this category. Writing with Fire is the story of Khabar Lahariya, a newspaper run by Dalit women journalists. It follows the publication’s lead reporter and crime reporter as they cover news in some of the most disturbed areas of the country. Writing With Fire is directed, produced and edited by filmmaker duo Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas; Sushmit Ghosh also worked as a cinematographer with Karan Thapliyal.
Writing With Fire was well received on the film festival circuit and has already won several awards, including a Special Jury Award and an Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Two documentaries set in India have previously won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short – Muskaan Pinky and Awadhi. end of sentence.
Indian Twitter was upbeat on Tuesday ahead of the announcement of the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards. The long list of Oscar-worthy films included two films – Suriya’s Jai Bheem and Mohanlal’s Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Singham. Neither film made the cut; The official Indian entry for Best International Feature Film, Koozhangal, failed to make the shortlist in December last year.
This year’s list of Oscar nominees is led by filmmaker Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, with 12 nominations. These include Best Picture, Best Director, and four acting awards – Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actress for Kirsten Dunst, and Best Supporting Actor for Cody Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons. Doon follows with 10 nominations; Belfast and West Side Story have seven and King Richard has six, including one for Will Smith, up for Best Actor.