The first amongst her friends to hit puberty, Zaffan, 12, discovers a terrifying secret about her body. Ostracised by her community, Zaffan fights back, learning…
Foo Fei Ling is an independent filmmaker born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talent Campus, Rotterdam Lab and EAVE Ties That Bind. Her works include If It’s Not Now, Then When? (James Lee, 2012) and Voyage to Terengganu (Amir Muhammad and Badrul Hisham Ismail, 2016).
In 2019, she and writer-director Amanda Nell Eu set up Ghost Grrrl Pictures, a film company to produce female-centric stories from the Southeast Asian region. Her latest film Tiger Stripes (Amanda Nell Eu, 2023), an eight-country co-production, premiered at Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes where it won the Grand Prix.
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