Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts celebrates Women’s Day with a special screening of Priya Thuvassery's award-winning documentary Coral Woman.
The screening will be followed by an interactive discussion with the founders of the Coral Woman Impact Project, Priya Thuvassery and Anupama Mandloi on the making of the film and efforts to restore the coral reefs along the Indian coastline.
Corals are a primary source of food in the marine ecosystem. India’s tropical climate is the perfect breeding ground for corals to thrive. These reefs not only provide sanctuary to a rich and diverse ecosystem, but also act as a barrier protecting the coastlines from erosion.
This screening is part of our on-going exhibition Invasion of the Seas by Mandy Barker
Open to all | Limited seats | Prior registration is required
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Tuesday | 8 March 2022 | 6.30 pm
Coral Woman (2019)
Directed by: Priya Thuvassery
Duration: 52 mins 12 secs
Uma Mani, a certified scuba diver, explores the underwater world and the threat to coral reefs of Gulf of Mannar, India. Born in a traditional family in Tamil Nadu, 53-year old Mani, a homemaker, has been trying to bring to fore this alarming environmental issue through her paintings. It is, in fact, these corals that inspired Mani to learn how to swim, dive and paint in her 50s.
Priya Thuvassery is an independent documentary filmmaker and television producer from Kerala. She has been directing, producing and editing documentary films & television programmes for New Delhi Television, Fox Traveller, CNA, National Human Rights Commission of India, Films Division of India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust & Khabar Lahariya for over a decade now and is currently Director at Chambal Media.
Thuvassery’s independent films include Khanabadosh (2009), My Sacred Glass Bowl (2013), Survey Number zero (2016), Coral Woman (2019), City Girls (2021), which have won her best film awards at international and national film festivals. She is currently a board member for IAWRT India chapter 2020-2022 and recognized as a Canon Cinema EOS Platinum Associate. She is an INLAKS fellow and is currently working on curating an art residency as part of her ongoing impact activities with Coral Woman film.
Anupama Mandloi is a highly regarded television professional and storyteller with an overall perspective on content creation and business, for over two decades now. She is currently working as an independent consultant for content companies looking to enter the media space in India as well as help in the running of writer rooms for specific web projects.
Mandloi made her debut as a producer under her banner ‘A Boy and A Dog Productions’ with her independently produced documentary ‘Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha’. She met Priya at the Good Pitch 2020 workshop and joined hands to help steer the Coral Woman Impact Project, inspired by Priya’s commitment and passion for the environment.