Programme 2019


Director: Priya Thuvassery


Section: Half Ticket

Country: India | Year: 2019

Language(s): English, Tamil | Time: 52 mins


The filmmaker travels with Uma Mani, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater
world and the threat to coral reefs of Gulf of Mannar, India. Born in a traditional family in
Tamil Nadu, the 53-year-old, a homemaker, has been trying to bring attention to this
alarming environmental issue through her paintings.

Director's Bio

Priya Thuvassery has been directing, producing and editing documentary films and TV
programmes for NDTV, Fox Traveller, National Human Rights Commission of India,
Films Division of India, and Public Service Broadcasting Trust. She is currently working
on a series of documentary films for the Environment Ministry and marine research
institutes in India. She works as a mentor and covers special stories for Khabar
Lahariya, and will be the Co-Director for the 16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women's
Film Festival in 2020.