Leong Yew Sen
Usen Leong was born in Penang, Malaysia. She teaches and holds workshops on documentary filmmaking while she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at National Taiwan University of Arts. Since 2010 upon her return to Malaysia, she has been involved in numerous documentary productions, interdisciplinary theatre visual design and column writing. Currently she works as a full time lecturer at New Era University College Drama and Visuals Department.
Her previous works focus mainly on themes of identity, race, diaspora, conflict between development and environment and have received several international nominations. She has been invited as a judge in several theatre and short film competitions in Malaysia. Being a movie, documentary and theatre lover, she writes for columns at Malaysia Kini (Chinese Version) and Sin Chew Daily to share her thoughts.