37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

All that Breathes

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As masses of birds fall from the smog-filled skies of New Delhi amid environmental distress and social unrest, Nadeem Shehzad and Mohammed Saud fight to save the black kite, a majestic bird of prey that is crucial to the city’s ecosystem. All That Breathes tells the story of the “kite brothers,” Nadeem and Mohammed, who have devoted their lives to their makeshift basement clinic for injured birds. In this devastating yet hopeful documentary, Shaunak Sen explores the connection between the kites and the brothers who help cure them, chronicling a fascinating example of inter-species coexistence and giving audiences an honest look at the ecological crisis that our planet, and all of us who inhabit it, face. Introduction by Samhita Sunya (VAFF)

This film is part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.

This film is also part of the Middle Eastern and South Asian Series supported by UVA Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures.


Saturday, November 5


4:15 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Shaunak Sen

Runtime: 94 min

Year: 2022

Country: India, USA, UK

Language: Hindi

Accessibility: Subtitles