While We Watched

The screening will be followed by a discussion with:

Stefania Benaglia, Head of the Global Connectivity Programme, CEPS
Priyanka Shankar, Freelance journalist (coverage for Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera, previously for Reuters)
Moderator: Jana Juzová, Head of Global Europe Programme, EUROPEUM


About the film

Nationalism is on the rise in India. Journalists who talk about the people’s problems and ask tough questions of the powerful are under increasing pressure from the government and its propaganda. TV reporter Ravish Kumar is one of them.

At the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term, few independent media outlets remain in India. While the pro-government ones nurture divisions in society and incite violence and war, Ravish, a former editor of NDTV India, seeks the truth behind the veil of ideology and national propaganda. But for how long and at what price is it still possible to carry out honest journalism? This award-winning documentary captures Ravish’s efforts, exceptional courage and perseverance day after day. The journalist keeps working despite death threats and public condemnation, remaining a spark of light in dark and disturbing times.


While We Watched

Original Title

Namaskar! Main Ravish Kumar

Original Language

English, Hindi


English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin



94 min.


Work, Media, Asia

Vinay Shukla
Vinay Shukla

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While We Watched