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).
Aryan Vyas, Asian Movie Pulse
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.