olivia d’cruz

MANNGE THAPNEE, A Prayer for the Crocodile
Short film

Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the film tells a playful story about the caretaker of a collection of seeds. While anticipating ‘earthly revival’, the caretaker discovers and attempts to recreate the Mannge Thapnee ritual from Goa, resulting in the germination of dormant seeds. 

This project was the Academy Minerva Research Prize winner in 2020.

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