“All That Breathes” follows two brothers who devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the ‘kite brothers’ spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital. The film explores the connection between the kites and the Muslim brothers who help them return to the skies, offering a mesmerizing chronicle of inter-species coexistence.
“All That Breathes” is up for your consideration for this year’s Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature. Please check out this exclusive Q&A Highlights which includes testimonies from Riz Ahmed, Judd Apatow and more!
Here are some of the accolades “All That Breathes” has received this year:
** WINNER: Top Five Documentaries – National Board of Review **
** WINNER: Best Documentary Feature – Gotham Awards **
** WINNER: Grierson Award in Documentary Competition – BFI London Film Festival **
** WINNER: L’Œil d’Or (Best Documentary Prize) – Cannes Film Festival **
** WINNER: Best Documentary Prize – Sundance Film Festival **
** WINNER: Best Documentary Film – Asia Pacific Screen Awards **
** WINNER: Outstanding Non-fiction Feature, Outstanding Cinematography – Cinema Eye Honors **
** WINNER: Best Documentary Feature, Best Director, Best Editing, Pare Lorentz Award – IDA Documentary Awards **
** NOMINEE: Best Documentary – BAFTA Awards **
** NOMINEE: Best Documentary – Film Independent Spirit Awards **
** NOMINEE: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary – DGA Awards **
** NOMINEE: Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures – PGA Awards **
** NOMINEE: Documentary Award – ASC Awards **
The film is directed and produced by Shaunak Sen. Co-producers include Aman Mann, and Teddy Leifer. The film is being distributed by Sideshow and Submarine Deluxe in association with HBO Documentary Films.
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