Indian Documentary ‘All That Breathes’ Misses BAFTA Award


India’s climate change documentary ‘All That Breathe’s  lost the best documentary award to ‘Navalny’ at the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday.

Directed by Daniel Roher, ‘Navalny’ details the 2020 assassination attempt on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny who was poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.

The other nominees in the Best Documentary Feature segment were All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Fire of Love and A House Made of Splinters.

Directed by Shaunak Sen, All That Breathes was one of the main contenders for the documentary prize. The film is also nominated for an Academy Award.

Set in Delhi, the documentary follows two siblings, Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who have devoted their lives to rescuing and treating injured birds, especially black kites. It previously won the ‘World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary’ at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a film gala that promotes independent cinema and filmmakers, and earned the Golden Eye award for the best documentary at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

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