CORAL WOMAN

Runtime: 52:00
Country: India
Language: English, Tamil
Category: Feature Films/Full-length Documentaries (2019)

This will be a filmmaker's journey with Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world & the threat to coral reefs of Gulf of Mannar, India. Born in a traditional family in Tamil Nadu 53 years old Uma, a homemaker, has been trying to bring attention to this alarming environmental issue through her paintings. It is, in fact, these corals that inspired Uma to learn how to swim, dive & paint in her 50s.
PRIYA THUVASSERY, Director, MY SACRED GLASS BOWL, SURVEY NUMBER ZERO
PRIYA THUVASSERY, Writer
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING TRUST, Producer
Director

Priya Thuvassery

Priya Thuvassery is an independent filmmaker based in New Delhi, India and has had the experience of directing, producing and editing documentary films & television programmes for New Delhi Television, Fox Traveler, National Human Rights Commission of India, Films Division of India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust & Khabar Lahariya.

She has fundraised, directed and edited several documentaries – Khanabadosh, My Sacred Glass Bowl and Survey Number zero. Her films have been recognised with participation, mentions and best film awards in many international and national film festivals. Coral Woman is her first feature length documentary film.

She is an alumnus of the AJK Mass Communication Research Center, Jamia Millia Islamia—one of India’s premier institutes in film and video training.

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