Mahen Bala is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Primarily interested in exploring memory and identity in Southeast Asia, he has worked on recording and contextualising the social history of various subjects around the region.
His latest book, Postcards from the South (2018), is a comprehensive record of railway memory and history in Malaysia and Singapore. He is currently working on Longing and Belonging: Railway heritage in Japan and Southeast Asia.
Mahen Bala / Pendek Panjang Films