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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
FILM ON SOLITARY WEAVER WINS GLOBAL PRIZE
February 6, 2016
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1.When she was married at 18 and went to live in Killimangalam village, P. Prabhavathi had no clue that she would one day become the sole weaver to uphold the village’s tradition of weaving Kora grass mats.

2.Now aged 52, Prabhavathi is the subject of a documentary film Magic Weavers of Killimangalam, which has won a prize at the ‘Global Folklorist Challenge’. The competition was organised by Cricket Media, an education company, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution in the U.S.

3.Produced by Vayali, a folklore collective based in Arangottukara, Thrissur, the film is directed by Bhagyanath and evolves through the eyes of school students Sruthika S.R. and Ashitha P.H., who try to understand the village’s legacy through the lone surviving weaver.