All That Breathes

As legions of birds fall from New Delhi’s darkening skies and the city smolders with social unrest, two brothers race to save a casualty of the turbulent times: the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to their city’s ecosystem.

In New Delhi, two brothers devote their lives to protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to New Delhi’s ecosystem that has been falling from the sky. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, they spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital.

SCREENING 7pm Friday, March 10

  • In connection with the Shepherdstown Community Club we will have a separately ticketed dinner of Indian food in keeping with the spirit of this film set in New Delhi. Come enjoy delicious food and drink while chatting about the film with friends. (6:15pm / $25)

Filmmaker: Shaunak Sen

Running Time: 94 mins

Language:  Hindi, English (Subtitles)

Type: Special Feature

All That Breathes - Shaunak Sen

Shaunak Sen is a filmmaker and film scholar based in New Delhi. Cities of Sleep (2016), his first feature-length documentary, was shown at major international film festivals (including DOK Leipzig, DMZ Docs and the Taiwan International Documentary Festival). Shaunak received the IDFA Bertha Fund (2019), the Sundance Documentary Grant (2019), the Catapult Film Fund (2020), the Charles Wallace Grant, the Sarai CSDS Digital Media fellowship (2014), and the Films Division of India fellowship (2013). He was also a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and has published academic articles in Bioscope, Widescreen, and other journals.