Past Event25 Jun 2022

All That Breathes

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Te Civic, The Civic


Against the darkening backdrop of New Delhi's apocalyptical air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protecting one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the black kite. 

In one of the world's most populated cities, cows, rats, monkeys, frogs and hogs jostle cheek-by-jowl with people. Here, two brothers fall in love with a bird. From their makeshift bird hospital in their tiny basement, the "kite brothers" care for thousands of these mesmeric creatures that drop daily from New Delhi's smog-choked skies. As environmental toxicity and civil unrest escalate, the relationship between this muslim family and the neglected kite forms a poetic chronicle of the city's collapsing ecology and rising social tensions 

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. A special screening at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 of an emerging director lauded as a new master of documentary. 


India / United States / United Kingdom | 2022 | NZ Premiere | 94 min | Hindi | Shaunak Sen 


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