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Wen Chen

Wen is a documentary filmmaker and journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has over ten years experience working as a producer, director, writer, videographer and editor in various formats: TV broadcast, digital platform and feature documentaries. She has worked on documentaries for Netflix, BBC, Insider, Euronews, CNA, History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network.

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A filmmaker's collective feature documentary on the Covid-19 pandemic, filmed over a year in 12 different locations. The film had its world premiere in DOK.fest Munich on May 5, 2021. Role: World unit director (Malaysia)/ videographer.


An investigative look into Malaysian small-time farmers stuck in a ruthless land battle with a big corporation and the local government. Role: Field producer/ local fixer, videographer, drone operator.


A one-hour documentary about Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin facing a leadership challenge both from the opposition parties as well as his own ally in the ruling coalition. Role: Producer/ local fixer, scriptwriter.


A short documentary about the unregulated practice of female circumcision in clinics across Malaysia. The documentary won "Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues” at the 2019 SOPA Awards in Hong Kong. Role: Producer, videographer, scriptwriter.


Debut feature length documentary about the Malaysian blind football team in their bid to qualify for the World Cup of blind football. Nominated for Best Foreign Documentary at the 2019 Oslo Film Festival. Role: Producer, director, scriptwriter.

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