April 5th to 7th


Coral Woman

Director: Priya Thuvassery

Documentary | 53 min

Langauge: Tamil, English



This will be a filmmaker’s journey with Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world & the threat to coral reefs of the 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.


BIFF, 2019
Jagaran film festival 2019
Lakeside film festival, CUSAT 2019
Finalist – Gottlieb Native Garden Green Earth Film Festival, California.
2nd Colombo International Women’s Film Festival, 2020
Finalist- Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, 2020
International Underwater Film Festival Belgrade 2019 – competition