Face of compassion

Dayabai
Pic courtesy : The Hindu

‘Ottayal,’ Shiny Jacob Benjamin’s documentary on Daya Bai, is an inspiring account of the life of a social activist from Kerala who has chosen to work for the empowerment of tribals in Madhya Pradesh.

Ottayal‘ or ‘One Woman-Alone,’ an hour-long documentary on Daya Bai, maps the journey of a teenaged novice from Pala who decided to give up the cloistered life in a convent to serve the tribals of Madhya Pradesh.

Shiny Jacob Benjamin‘s documentary on Daya Bai shows how Mercy Mathew, who hails from a prosperous Christian family in Pala, Kerala, decides to become a nun to serve the poor. But, later, she gives up her habit to work for the tribal population in the midlands of India.

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