Mahen Bala is a Malaysian documentarian and visual artist who has worked on documenting Malaysian culture and history for more than a decade. His primary interest is in investigating the human experience, and how memory shapes personal and communal constructs of history.
His latest book, Postcards from the South (2018), is a comprehensive record of railway memory and history in Malaysia and Singapore. In 2020 he completed a Fellowship with the Japan Foundation Asia Center, and is currently pursuing his Masters at the University of Malaya.
Mahen Bala / Pendek Panjang Films