While We Watched


A turbulent newsroom drama intimately chronicling the working days of broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar as he navigates a spiraling world of truth and disinformation. A dignified lens into the abyss as factual reporting is in freefall globally.

Indian prime-time TV journalist Ravish Kumar is in trouble. The veteran reporter for India's NDTV channel is struggling to maintain standards of independence and accountability. "Our job is to ask the toughest questions to those in power," he says. But every day he faces new challenges: Budget cuts, staff layoffs, mysterious obstructions and even death threats. His station is fighting the rising popularity of channels that replace news with shouting down the other side.

Director Vinay Shukla tells this story at the pace of Breaking News. Despite the increasingly bleak news landscape in India, Kumar's professionalism and commitment to the next generation sends a signal of hope.

"While We Watched" is a must-see for anyone who resists the threat to serious television journalism.

Director, Writer and Producer: Vinay Shukla • United Kingdom 2022 • 92 Min • Englisch, Hindi with english subtitles • Cast: Ravish Kumar, Sushil Mohapatra, Swarolipi Sengupta, Sushil Bahuguna, Saurabh Shukla, Deepak Chaubey

Saturday 07.10.2023 , 16:00 H

While We Watched, Ticket 10 €/ reduced admission 8 €,  Orfeos Erben, Hamburger Allee 45 , 60486 Frankfurt am Main