A Nestful of Light

26’ TV special based on the book by Karthika Naïr and Joëlle Jolivet published by Helium
In coproduction with KMBO production


In the summer of 2020, even as the pandemic raged over the world, a small report circulated across Indian newspapers: Pothakudi, a village in Tamil Nadu, went without street lighting for 35 nights, because a pair of vannathikuruvi, Oriental Magpie Robins, had built a nest, and laid eggs, in the one switchboard that powered all its street lamps.  A Nestful of Light springboards from this very real event to create a magical tale of interspecies solidarity and community.