About the film
Story of the filmmaker's journey with Uma, 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, 53 year 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 and paint in her 50s.
About the director
Priya Thuvassery is a filmmaker and television producer from Kerala, based in New Delhi, India. Over the last ten years 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, Environment Ministry of Tamil Nadu, Public Service Broadcasting Trust & Khabar Lahariya. Her works include ‘Khanabadosh’ (2009), ‘My Sacred Glass Bowl’ (2013), ‘Survey Number Zero’ (2016) and ‘Coral Woman’ (2019).