Indira Zen

Late Indira Zen was a filmmaker, editor, cinematographer and social activist from Malappuram who had moved to Thiruvananthapuram in order to learn about and be a part of films. 


She worked as an assistant director with ace filmmakers like P A Backer, Surasu and Ali Akbar and was an associate to film editor Bina Paul at one point.



Direction Indira Zen 



Catharsis is a film on the political violence in the Kannur district in Kerala. It tries to reflect on a society where ideological and political violence is rampant. It questions the meaninglessness of such violence and resonates with the fate of the affected.

She worked as an associate director on Athyunnathanagalil Koodaram Panithavar by filmmaker A A Aziz and Lenin Rajendran’s Kulam.

She has directed scores of short films for various government departments under CDiT and worked as a cinematographer for Vaha Insan Ko Mara, which won the State government’s award for the best contemporary television programme.

Indira passed away at the Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram on the 9 of June, 2018.




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