While We Watched
The free press and freedom of speech are under attack in Modi’s India.
While we watched follows renowned news anchor Ravish Kumar in his battle for the continued existence of independent Indian journalism. Ravish is critical about how the government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, relentlessly use the media as tools to promote blind nationalism and to silence opposition.
As a news anchor, what do you do when other news anchors are encouraging violence and sprouting propaganda, and you yourself are in the receiving end of severe death threats?
While We Watched is a film that makes you reflect upon complicity, and grieve the slow death of independent journalism. It is a stark reminder that we have everything to lose if we can no longer tell fact from fiction.
After the screening on March 12 there will be a panel talk about the state of journalism, human rights and freedoms in the age of rising Hindu nationalism in India. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.