Oscars 2022: India’s documentary ‘Writing with fire’ gets shortlisted; know all about the film

Publish Date: 23 Dec, 2021
Oscars 2022: India’s documentary ‘Writing with fire’ gets shortlisted; know all about the film

Oscars 2022: The 94th Academy Awards ceremony preparations and shortlisting are well underway. On December 21, the Academy Award of Merit announced the shortlist in ten categories. Writing with Fire, an Indian entry, is one of 15 films chosen from a field of 138 for the documentary feature category of the 2022 Academy Awards. The shortlist voting completed on December 15, after which the nomination voting will commence. With the addition of 'Writing with Fire,' India's other shortlisted film, 'Pebbles' (Koozhangal), has been eliminated from the Oscar sweepstakes.

Writing with fire gets shortlisted for Oscars 2022

"Writing With Fire," directed by Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, marking their debut, follows the growth of Khabar Lahariya, India's sole newspaper run by Dalit women. In a crowded news industry dominated by men, India's sole Dalit women-run newspaper emerges. The  chief reporter, and her colleagues, violate convention by reinventing what it means to be influential.

The famous drama, directed by Vinothraj PS and named "Koozhangal" in Tamil, portrays an alcoholic abusive husband whose wife run away after suffering for a long time. Later, he goes out on a mission with his small kid to find and bring her back.  The film gave a tough competition, however got eliminate din the last round.

Full list of Oscars 22 shortlisted documentary

Ascension- MTV Documentary Films- dir. Jessica Kingdon

Attica -Showtime- dir. Stanley Nelson

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple Original Films) dir. RJ Cutler

Faya Dayi (Janus Films) dir. Jessica Beshir

The First Wave (National Geographic) dir. Matthew Heineman

Flee (Neon) dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

In the Same Breath (HBO Documentary Films) dir. Nanfu Wang

Julia (Sony Pictures Classics) dir. Julie Cohen, Betsy West

President (Greenwich Entertainment) dir. Camilla Nielsson

Procession (Netflix) dir. Robert Greene

The Rescue (National Geographic) dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Simple as Water (HBO Documentary Films) dir. Megan Mylan

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Hulu/Searchlight Pictures) dir. Quest Love

The Velvet Underground (Apple Original Films) dir. Todd Haynes

Writing with Fire (Music Box Films) dir. Rintu Thomas

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