All That Breathes

This screening took place on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 5:30 pmYukon Arts Centre

Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi's apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect 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 - the black kite. 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.

The first film to win best documentary at Sundance & Cannes Film Festival 2022

YOUTH and CHILDREN UNDER 16 can attend this film for free! Tickets at the Arts Centre are being held in reserve for this. Please ask at the box office at YAC.

Recommended for ages 12+ for scenes of animal peril and strong language.

Meditative, truthful film-making that deserves to be seen anywhere the human animal coexists with others. - Ellen E Jones, Guardian

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