05 : 30 | Santiniketan
54 mins | English | 2019
Directed by Priya Thuvassery. The film takes you on a journey of Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world and the threat to the coral reefs of the Gulf of Mannar. Born in a traditional family, inspired by the beauty of the corals, Uma learnt how to swim, dive and paint in her 50s, and has since been trying to bring attention to this alarming environmental crisis through her paintings. Winner of Awards at Austin, Tulum, Delhi and Nashik, and screened at over forty film festivals, including at Belgrade, Bratislava, California, Colombo, Delhi, Dhaka, Gödöllő, Kuala Lumpur, London, Matsalu, Ménigoute, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Seattle, Stuttgart and Washington, this is the story of Uma – also a certified scuba diver, her love for the corals and her spirited efforts to save them.