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Coral Woman

India | Documentary | 52 min | English, Tamil


Zoom Q&A with filmmaker Priya Thuvassery

Screening Details:

May 8th 2020   

Screening Start Time: 6.45pm 

Q&A with Film-maker: 9pm

Venue: Your home!

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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.

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Priya Thuvassery


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Priya Thuvassery is an independent filmmaker and television producer from Kerala, based in New Delhi, India.

She has been directing, producing and editing documentary films & television programmes for New Delhi Television, Fox Traveller, National Human Rights Commission of India, Films Division of India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust & Khabar Lahariya for over a decade now. Her independent films include - Khanabadosh (2009), My Sacred Glass Bowl (2013), Survey Number Zero (2016), Coral Woman (2019) and Bawra Lake Your Water (work in progress).

Her films have been recognised with participation, mention and best film awards in many international and national film festivals.

She has been Co-Director of the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival, New Delhi, 2020. She is also recognized as a Canon Cinema EOS Platinum Associate. Currently, she is working on a series of climate change films.

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