Documentary Film Screening
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Cinema Collective
The Reality Check film series promotes and encourages documentary filmmakers in India, whose work reflects life and culture in the country today in a provocative blend of creativity and integrity.
All that Breathes
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (97 mins)
In one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers—Nadeem and Saud—devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi, where black kites have been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the ‘kite brothers’ spend days and nights caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital. Director Shaunak Sen (Cities of Sleep) explores the connection between the kites and the brothers who help them return to the skies, offering a mesmerising chronicle of inter-species coexistence.
A Sideshow & Submarine Deluxe Release in association with HBO Documentary Films A Rise Films & Kiterabbit Films Production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.
Director: Shaunak Sen
Producers: Aman Mann, Shaunak Sen & Teddy Leifer
Director of Photography: Ben Bernhard
Cinematography: Saumyananda Sahi
Editor: Charlotte Munch Bengstsen
Music: Roger Goula
Sound: Niladri Shekhar Roy
Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary Feature
Winner World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Sundance Film Festival
The Golden Eye Award for Best Documentary at 2022 Cannes Film Festival
The film screening will be followed by a discussion.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating 10 minutes prior to the show.