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76th BAFTA: Indian film ‘All That Breathes’ loses to ‘Navalni’ in Best Documentary category

London | Indian hopes were dashed at the ongoing 76th edition of BAFTAs as Indian documentary ‘All That Breathes’ lost the Best Documentary honor to ‘Navalni’. ‘All That Breathes’, which is co-produced internationally, is directed by Shaunak Sen. The film’s intricately layered portrait reveals an evolving city and a brotherly relationship bound by purpose, as it follows siblings Mohammed Saud and Nadeem Shahzad, who rescue and treat injured birds. The film was the only Indian nomination at the BAFTAs this year.

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The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2022, as a finalist title in the US Documentary Competition section, where it won the Festival Favorite Award and the Audience Award for the US Documentary Competition.

The BAFTA Awards are being held at the Royal Festival Hall in London and streamed live on Lionsgate Play.


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