Chen Yih Wen


Journalism Fund
Southeast Asia

Wen is a Malaysian documentary filmmaker and journalist. In the last decade, she has edited, filmed, wrote, produced and directed international documentaries for History Channel, Crime & Investigation Network, and CNA.

Her documentary on female circumcision won the SOPA 2019 Awards for Excellence in Reporting Women’s Issues. Wen is an alumna of IDFAcademy and American Film Showcase. She holds a Masters of Creative Media (Film & TV Production) from RMIT University. In 2019, her debut feature documentary Eye on the Ball, about Malaysia’s blind football team premiered in London. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Documentary at the Oslo Film Festival. Currently, she’s working on her second documentary about marginalized communities in Malaysia. The project received support from Goethe-Institut Malaysia and Hot Docs.

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