Oscar-nominated documentary from Music Box Films, Writing With Fire is hitting DVD on April 26. We got an early copy of it and shared our thoughts below.
ABOUT THE FILM
Reporting from a social environment built to divide based on caste and gender, a fearless group of journalists maintains India’s only women-led news outlet. The women of Khabar Lahariya (‘Waves of News’), all from the Dalit (“untouchables”) caste, prepare to transition the newspaper from print to digital even though many of their reporters don’t have access to electricity at home. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her team of investigative journalists confront some of India’s biggest issues – exposing the relentless discrimination against women and amplifying the voices of those who suffer from the oppressive caste system.
BONUS FEATURES include:
– Firemaking: The Story of Writing With Fire
– Filmmaker Q&A from DOCNYC Premiere
– Deleted Scenes
– Theatrical Trailer
I am a HUGE fan of the cover of the DVD. This beautiful picture of art displays the people covered in the documentary. They visually reel you into the DVD and it’s incredible. Even when you open it, you get a beautiful picture.
Writing With Fire was hands down one of my favorite documentaries last year. It’s an incredible story about how these women stood in the face of those who said they were doing wrong and fighting anyway. The women of Khabar Lahariyga are heroes!
The DVD is worth the price based on the bonus feature of ‘Firemaking: The Story of Writing With Fire” alone. I honestly loved watching this as much as the documentary. It brings even more layers to the story that you don’t see unfold. The story of these women is so profound and heartfelt that I find myself in tears throughout this part of the feature.
The Q&A from DOC NYC is another excellent addition to the bonus features. You love to hear behind the scenes of how these docs are made. The deleted scenes were fine, I know it must be hard to narrow down what gets included and what doesn’t, but these were fine.
Is it worth a purchase? Yes
It’s one of the best documentaries from last year and you honestly don’t want to miss the bonus features on this one as it adds even more to this incredible story.
Now Available on Digital; on DVD April 26
DVD SRP: $29.95
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