All That Breathes
Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Followed by film critics Vikram Murthi and Siddhant Adlakha in conversation with Infinite Beauty series curator Farihah Zaman
Dir. Shaunak Sen. 2022, 94 mins. DCP. In Hindi with English subtitles. In New Delhi, one of the world’s most populated cities, where cows, rats, monkeys, frogs, and hogs roam alongside people, brothers Nadeem and Saud care for injured kites—black birds of prey that drop daily from the city’s smog-choked skies. As environmental toxicity and civil unrest escalate, the relationship between this family and the neglected, eco-essential kites forms a poetic chronicle of the city’s collapsing ecology and deepening social fault lines. An unprecedented winner of both Sundance’s Best World Feature Documentary and the Cannes Golden Eye award, All That Breathes is the rare work of nonfiction that astounds for both its visual virtuosity and its observational ease around Nadeem and Saud, who’ve created a haven for themselves as well as their beloved birds.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free or discounted for MoMI members. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.