'Film Bazaar: ‘Depth of Darkness’ Project Tackles Deforestation

of Darkness’ Project Tackles Deforestation

Malaysia’s Rajendran

brothers, producer Kumanavannan and director Gogularaajan, are angry and have a divinity-tinged story to

“Depth of

Darkness” is set in the 1960s, in a secluded Malaysian oil palm plantation which borders

Kaali, an

innocent, young wife and plantation worker of the Tamil diaspora community yearns to be a

This subjects

her to the oppression of her own society and family

A series

of tragic events lead Kaali to realize the divine Mother Goddess in herself and she

He and

Kumanavannan co-founded Padai Art Movement, a group that aims to find an original collective narrative

“I want

to personify the struggle of nature in the character Kaali

Through her,

I want my audience to feel Mother Nature’s pain,” Gogularaajan said

Kumanavannan said:

“This is a story that a lot of us in Malaysia are familiar with, even

We identified

this gap and took it upon ourselves to fill it

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