Leena Manimekalai considers herself as a Poet and Filmmaker. She lives out of Chennai, a big village city, down south of India but she is void of any nationality other than the passport she holds on to.
Her birth markers are brown skin, Tamil language, kurunji thinai(wild daughter of western ghats) and rage as red chilly.
She is a documentary junkie, done couple of them converting them as a main source of travel and agency for her own voice. She has also tried fiction and poem films but keeps wondering who decides the genre.
Her films find difficulty to be slotted in the film festivals since she uses any tools that comes handy to help her tell the story. Out of the festival programmers' generosity, her films did manage to travel around forty International Film Festivals across the world.
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