While We Watched

  • Feature Film
  • 2023
  • 90 Mins

A timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis, While We Watched follows Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of fake news, falling ratings and the resulting cutbacks while struggling to maintain fact-based analyses. Will his show survive or become a swan song of reason - drowning out in sensationalism, misinformation, and ratings-driven editorial decisions?Co-presented with The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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Film Credits

  • Vinay Shukla Director/Producer
  • Khushboo Ranka Producer
  • Luke W. Moody Producer

Critical Acclaim

Watching the NDTV journalists in While We Watched and knowing how it turned out makes the dreary reality somehow even more harrowing. It's a reality where every dissent is treated as treason [...] But what makes Shukla's documentary great, is that it never gets overly didactic by placing its antagonist in the foreground. The emphasis primarily remains on [Ravish] Kumar, and it's his perseverance against the normalization of authoritarianism which forms the heartbeat of the story.

Aryan Vyas, Asian Movie Pulse