Susana de Sousa Dias

Susana de Sousa Dias is a Portuguese film director. She studied music, fine arts, cinema and video and currently works as a lecturer at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. Her films and installations – among which Natureza Morta – Visages d’une dictature (2005), 48 (2009) and Natureza Morta | Stilleben (2010) – have been shown at international film festivals and art venues worldwide (Viennale, Visions du Réel, Sarajevo IFF, Torino FF, Mar del Plata Independent FF, PhotoEspaña, Documenta, etc.). In 2012, she received a tribute by Cinéma du Réel and was a guest artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.  She was part of the collective which directed the Doclisboa IFF for two consecutive editions (2012 and 2013). Her most recent works, Obscure Light (2017), Fordlandia Malaise (2019) and Journey to the Sun (2021), continue her practice of using audio-visual archives to reflect on often neglected aspects of Portugal’s history, exploring the complex interrelations between past and present and the dialectic between history and memory.


Susana de Sousa Dias and Radu Jude will hold an Artists’ Talk at NECS 2022 on working with audiovisual archives.