“While We Watched” unfolds rare truths and bears a torchlight into how Indian journalism could thrive or survive
The ongoing film screening festival, DOC NYC Selects will be featuring six brilliant and critically acclaimed films including one about noted Indian journalist Ravish Kumar and his unabated journey towards bringing out news that matters.
The festival which is an extension of DOC NYC’s Annual Fall Festival is currently being held at IFC Center in New York over a period of five consecutive weeks from July 11 -August 8.
A documentary titled, “While we Watched,” by filmmaker and writer Vinay Shukla has been chosen as one of the selections to be showcased at the festival.
The documentary features noted Indian journalist Ravish Kumar and his unabated journey towards bringing out news that matters without getting influenced or intimidated by the changing tides of time and power.
The film is a cathartic portrayal of the state of newsrooms in India currently. The approximately 90-minute drama unfolds rare truths and bears a torchlight into how Indian journalism could thrive or survive.
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The showcase of working days of broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar is actually a portrayal for everyone who is or aspires to be in news media. It is also a significant watch for the public as it opens an arena of news coverage and the challenges that are seldom brought on the frontlines.
The DOC NYC Selects offers discerning audiences advance premieres of most-talked about documentary features and series. The highlight of the screenings also includes a post-show talk with the filmmaker and the subject of the documentaries.
“While we Watched,” opened on July 20 at the IFC Centre followed by a conversation with director Vinay Shukla and Ravish Kumar with Amy Goodman at the 7.00 pm show.
Additionally, the film will be showcased with post show conversations with the creator, subject and a famous media personality throughout the week.
Award-winning journalist Ravish Kumar has hosted one of the most popular prime time news shows in India. He has been variously recognized for his objectivity in news and bravado.
All the screenings between July 21-24 will be held at IFC Center with in-person Q&A after select shows. The IFC Center in New York showcases the best in independent cinema.
For ticket and show details: https://www.ifccenter.com/