'All That Breathes,' A Documentary Film Featuring UMD's Sean Carroll as Executive Producer, Wins Sundance Prize

'All That Breathes,' A Documentary Film Featuring UMD's Sean Carroll as Executive Producer, Wins Sundance Prize

All That Breathes, a documentary film that features the University of Maryland's Sean B. Carroll as Executive Producer, was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival 2022. The film focuses on two brothers who have devoted their lives to caring for Delhi’s injured wild birds in India.

Dr. Carroll is the inaugural Andrew and Mary Balo and Nicholas and Susan Simon Endowed Chair of Biology at the University of Maryland and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

“This poetic film delivers an urgent political story while constructing a singular and loving portrait of protagonists resisting seemingly inevitable ecological disaster – with humorous touches punctuated by unsentimental depiction of the animal kingdom," said Juror Emilie Bujès. "For maintaining its suspenseful tension when portraying the interior struggles of its characters and the contradictions in spirituality and materialism they confront, we present the [World Cinema] Grand Jury Prize to All That Breathes.”

The film, directed by Shaunak Sen and starring Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, has drawn glowing reviews from movie critics across the globe.

For more information about the film, visit the Sundance Film Festival website.

 

February 2, 2022


Prev  Next

Connect

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS Feed
Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

Email vpr AT umd.edu

Did You Know

UMD is the only major public research university inside the Washington, DC beltway