The Boys Club Film Screening & The Dabbler's Series

  • Physical | Event
  • George Town, Malaysia

Themes & Topics

Art & Culture

Film Screening

Social Impact

Social Issues, Gender Issues

About the Experience

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Not Applicable
Up To 40 Learners
Languages: English, Malay


Award-winning Malaysian filmmaker Yih Wen Chen brings her deeply evocative and insightful documentary, The Boys Club to George Town Literary Festival 2023. The film recounts Chen’s experience of sexual harassment and bullying during the filming of her feature documentary and the repercussions that came with calling it out. The Boys Club is a global success with international premieres and screenings including the Filmfest FrauenWelten in Germany, DMZ Docs in South Korea, the Doc Edge Festival in New Zealand and the San Francisco Documentary Festival. It was also the first Malaysian documentary to win the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (Netpac) award at the 39th Busan International Short Film Festival. 


The Dabbler’s Series presents two conversations following the afternoon screening of The Boys Club film at the George Town Literary Festival. The first session with award-winning Malaysian filmmaker Yih Wen Chen dives into her journey as a filmmaker and her experience in making The Boys Club

The second session will be on the theme of ‘Body, Intimacy and Art’ with leading artists and performers. The conversation features Hilyati Ramli, Maizul Affendy, Rupa Subramaniam and Yih Wen Chen. 

The Dabbler's Series is an ongoing, community engagement effort to facilitate exchanges across themes and disciplines.

Both programmes are hosted by Dabble Dabble Jer Collective. Visit for more information on this and other programmes.