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). Her films have been recognised with participation, mentions and best film awards in many international and national film festivals. She is also recognized as a Canon Cinema EOS Platinum Associate. Currently, she is working as an exective producer for Khabar Lahariya. She will be the Co-Director for the 16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival, 2020. Her last film Coral woman is picked for Good Pitch India 2020.
This will be a filmmaker's journey with Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world & the threat to coral reefs of 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.