Director: Uma Magal 3.30 ‘/2010/ Music

Uma Magal filmed her friend, artist Preetha Kannan, paint abstract forest-scapes in a gritty space in the suburban industrial ghetto of Navi Mumbai, two floors above a metal works factory. The process of filming sparked a journey. It grew from the initial idea of showcasing the evident irony of such contrast in a singular space, to a larger rumination on co-existence and balance between nature, art and “development”.

The short film screened along with Preetha Kannan’s exhibition “Gaia” at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai and had an invited screening and discussion at the Jatin Das film festival on art and artists in Bhuvaneshwar.