leena manimekalai

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Industry Arts
Occupation Filmmaker
Location Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Introduction A poet, actor and filmmaker. My collections of poems are ‘Ottrailaiyena’ (solo, as a lone leaf), ‘Ulakin Azhakiya Muthal Penn’ (The first beautiful woman in the world)and Parathaiyarul Raani(Queen of Sluts). I have currently taken up a visual art fellowship with PSBT on Tamil Women Poetry and Desire through the ages of Sangam, Medieval and Modern periods. My specialisation is on Media and Conflict resolution and I had been an EU Scholar in art practice. My films include Mathamma, Parai, Break the Shackles, Love Lost, Altar, Waves after Waves, Connecting Lines, A Hole in the Bucket, Goddesses. I have just completed my debu feature fiction called ‘Sengadal'. I live in Chennai.
Interests Cinema, Literature, Politics, Activism
Favorite Movies Battle Of Algeirs, Life is Beautiful, Cinema Paradiso, Four Seasons, August Sun, Piravi, Bhumika, Charulata, Muthal Mariyathai, Iruvar, Thanneer Thanneer and lot more
Favorite Music Ilayaraja, BhimsenJoshi, Morrison, Rahman, Burman, and the list is long
Favorite Books Mother, Hundred years of Solitude, Crime and Punishment, Anna Kereina, Gorilla and on and on

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