The Indian documentary While We Watched (2022) tells the story of broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar, navigating a world of truth and desinformation. Described as a turbulent newsroom drama, the documentary shows how independent news reporting in India is increasingly under threat by budgetary cuts as well as extremists.
On 3 October, SASNET in cooperation with Doc Lounge Malmö and Lund University's School of Journalism hosted a film screening of While We Watched at Babel in Malmö. Before the film screening, Indian musician Parag Sathe performed Hindustani classical music.
Attending the event was also the award-winning director of the film, Vinay Shukla. Director Shukla is previously known for the documentary An Insignificant Man (2016), about the struggles and creation of an Indian opposition party. Succeeding the film screening, Director Shukla participated in a Q&A session, moderated by Andreas Mattsson from Lund University.
About 80 people attended the event.