Susana de Sousa Dias
Susana de Sousa Dias was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts/Video, an MPhil in Aesthetics and Art Philosophy, a BA in Fine Arts-Painting, and a BA in Cinema. She studied music at the National Conservatory. Among her cinematic works are Natureza Morta-Visages d’une dictature (2005, Atalanta Award, Merit Prize Taiwan IDF), 48 (2009, Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel, FIPRESCI Award) and Natureza Morta | Stilleben (installation, 2010). Obscure Light is her most recent film. She exhibited her works at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide (Viennale, Visions du Réel, Sarajevo IFF, Torino FF, Mar del Plata Independent FF, PhotoEspaña, Documenta, etc.).
In 2012, she was honoured with a tribute by Cinéma du Réel and was guest artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, New York. In the same year, sh directed the International Film Festival Doclisboa for two consecutive editions (2012 and 2013). She lectures at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon.