Times Network has launched ‘Conflict’, a special two-part documentary chronicling stories of the lives of frontline warriors who are balancing their commitment to their duty with the love for their families and professionals from the service sector, whose jobs have been impounded due to the enormous impact of COVID-19. Shot cautiously across 4 cities during the lockdown, both documentaries narrate the moving stories of hardships faced by various professionals for the first time ever on Indian Television.
Honouring the frontline workers, who are committed to tackling the virus outbreak with their selfless services and spirited fight against COVID-19, the first part of the documentary ‘Conflict: Life At The Red Line’ will telecast on July 18 at 7 pm on Times Now, Times Now World, Mirror Now and live webcast on timesnownews.com.
The documentary is a succinct account on the how frontline workers are treading the pandemic and depicts their daily challenges, scrutiny from the public and balancing their commitment to the duties conflicting with their love for their families. This documentary will feature Dr. Rahul Tambe, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Nanavati Hostpital - Mumbai, Dr. Shweta Jaitly, Senior Resident, Dept. of ENT - VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital - Delhi, Devyani Badwe, Staff Nurse, Nanavati Hospital - Mumbai, Snehal Sawant, Staff Nurse, Nanavati Hospital - Mumbai, Nakul Mangal, Emergency Medical Technician, Max Hospital - Delhi, Shibani Sardar, Janitor, Medica Superspecialtiy Hospital – Kolkata and Akash, an Indian student in France, who was amongst the initial COVID-19 positive patient in India.
Vivek Srivastava, President - Strategy and Business Head, News and English Entertainment Cluster, Times Network, said, “A global crisis unlike any, COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt the lives and upend the livelihoods of many. It is therefore essential to reimagine and reset our lives and businesses across industries to navigate the pandemic. Chronicling the impact of the pandemic on the lives of a multitude of professionals, the documentary series showcases a compelling narrative of courage and perseverance in our collective fight against the virus. We believe, these stories of resilience are critical to be told as it captures the perspectives of some of the most valiant lives braving the consequences of this pandemic.”
The second part documentary, ‘Conflict: Touch Me Not’ slated to air in August, offers a glance into the lives of service professionals, whose livelihood is depended on human contact. The documentary takes viewers through the alleyways of Mumbai’s Kammatipura, home to thousands of sex workers, to provide a glimpse into their lives, which has come to a standstill during the lockdown and their daily struggle to provide for their children without an active income. The documentary also features compelling stories of a Mehendi artist from Delhi and makeup artist from Mumbai, who are fearing the worst as the negation of human touch, could mean an uncertain future.