While We WatchedDirected by Vinay Shukla
Amplify Voices Award, 2022 Toronto International Film Festival
Cinephile Award, 2022 Busan International Film Festival
A lightning-fast newsroom drama, a portrait of a truth-teller, a tale of a nation under siege by misinformation. WHILE WE WATCHED thrusts us straight into the day-to-day of Ravish Kumar, whose primetime news show is a respite from the polarized screaming matches on other networks, and whose commitment to evidence and research has made him a political target. Director Vinay Shukla depicts Kumar’s NDTV newsroom as a ticking timebomb, the fate of the Indian nation at stake, and an urgent allegory for so-called free democracies everywhere.