Celebrated Documentary From India Falls Short Of Oscars!

Mon Mar 13 2023 12:08:49 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

The Oscars is a prestigious award and it is the dream of every actor and filmmaker to take the award home. Winning the award makes the winner get big popularity across the globe. Indians eagerly waited for the 2023 Oscars ceremony as a few films and documentaries were nominated for the celebrated award.

Pride Of Indian Cinema RRR scripted history by winning the Oscars for "Best Original Song". On top of this, The Elephant Whisperers also won the prestigious award under the Best Documentary Short Subject category. Indians are celebrating the two Oscars awards.

However, another documentary that carried high expectations for winning the award fell short of the Oscars. All That Breathes, which deals with two important aspects, the rescue of birds and the growing pollution in the national capital Delhi, lost the Oscars award. The Oscars award is a mix of emotions for Indians.

The ceremony saw India winning two awards and losing one. Many felt that Shaunak Sen's documentary would win the prestigious award. However, All That Breathes could not make it to the winning line and bring the award home. The documentary won a few prestigious awards earlier.

Director Shaunak Sen was impressed with two brothers Nadeem Shehzad and Mohammad Saud, who run a bird clinic rescuing and treating thousands of various birds. Having liked their story, the director decided to make a documentary on this. The documentary focuses mainly on black kites.

The documentary also highlights the rise of pollution in the national capital Delhi with the big jump in the population.

The documentary was released in 2022. After its premiere, the documentary impressed many and was premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Grand Jury Prize. At the Cannes Film Festival, the documentary won the Golden Eye.

All That Breathes added a few feathers to its cap with prestigious awards like Firebird Award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Grierson Award in the Documentary Competition at BFI London Film Festival. The documentary already won around two dozen awards at various ceremonies. It was also nominated for the Oscars. However, it could not win the award.