A nine-year-old Kamali Moorthy from Tamil Nadu became a sensation a year before for her skateboarding prowess and for being a prodigy. She was raised by a single mother, who sells fish along the beachside and raised her with extreme ordeals in life.
Now, once again Kamali grabbed headlines as a short film on her and her mother has been qualified for the 2020 Academy Awards. The short film is titled, Kamali, and the story mainly tells about her mother Suganthiâ€™s struggle in raising her daughter in order to make her a skateboarder.
The short film portrays how Suganthi fought against all the stereotypes in the village and patriarchy norms. She said looking at her children, she reflects on her childhood how she could not do the things she wished to do because of the strict and conservative society around.
This 24-minute short film has been directed by Sasha Rainbow from New Zealand and it won the Best Documentary at the Atlanta Film Festival. The film had earlier won Best Director Award at the Mumbai International short film in 2018.