Airborne

A story of Delhi’s ecology through the black kite and the dragonfly. Two brothers, ex body-builders, open a healing-centre for kites in their tiny garage, treating thousands of injured kites each year. Elsewhere, an ecologist wages an absurd battle to move dragonflies out of Delhi.

A coming of age story in the post-revolution Egypt following a young girl over 4 years from the age of 15-19, this observational self-discovery journey follows one girl’s exploration and search for her own place, identity and sexuality growing up in a male-dominant violent society within a constantly changing country as she transitions from childhood into adulthood while we witness what does it take to grow up as a young female within a police state in a post-revolution era, and how little choices a young woman could have.

After two short years of the hope sparked by the Egyptian revolution in 2011, free elections took place but were followed by a military takeover. Egypt returned to its former state of dictatorship, leaving the wounds of a hijacked revolution to fester.

A chronicle of Delhi’s apocalyptic air is drawn through the black-kite and the dragonfly, and their human entanglements. Delhi’s infamously toxic ecology prompts remarkable effects on its non-human life, triggering various behavioral and evolutionary changes. This affects the social and political life of the city in unprecedented ways. Two brothers, ex body-builders, open a healing-centre for kites in their tiny garage, treating thousands of injured kites every year. An ecologist wages an absurd battle to re-settle dragonflies outside of Delhi. Together the stories of humans, birds, insects and machines weave an intimate account of living in the planet’s most dire city ecosystem.