All That Breathes


Directed by

Shaunak Sen

Produced by

Aman Mann
Shaunak Sen
Teddy Leifer

Distributed by

HBO Documentary Films/HBO Max
Submarine Deluxe and Sideshow


All That Breathes follows two brothers who run a bird hospital dedicated to rescuing injured black kites, a staple in the skies of New Delhi, India. In one of the world’s most populated cities, where cows, rats, monkeys, frogs and hogs jostle cheek-by-jowl with people, the “kite brothers” care for thousands of these mesmerizing creatures that drop daily from New Delhi’s smog-choked skies. As environmental toxicity and civil unrest escalate, the relationship between this family and the neglected kites forms a poetic chronicle of the city’s collapsing ecology and deepening social fault lines.

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