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M’sian Filmmaker Makes History, Bags Netpac Award For #MeToo Documentary ‘The Boys’ Club’

today18 May 2022

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‘The Boys’ Club’, a documentary by Malaysian filmmaker Chen Yih Wen, premiered at the 39th Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) and won the Netpac Award, the first for a Malaysian documentary.

The film chronicles Chen as she embarks on her first feature film project, revealing her highly intimate and horrific history of sexual harassment, bullying, and misogyny.

“I’m thrilled by the acknowledgement from BISFF at our international premiere,” Chen said of earning the Netpac Award. A journalist from The Vibes noted that receiving the news on World Press Freedom Day was even more poignant for her as a press writer.

“One of the topics raised in ‘The Boys’ Club’ is media freedom. Journalists should not be harassed at work or for carrying out their duties,” said Chen.

Chen and her executive producers intend to use the film for a greater good in addition to festival screenings. They want to use the…

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Written by: Lara Lee


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