Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Susana de Sousa Dias

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: Lisbon, Portugal
MacDowell fellowships: 2022

Susana de Sousa Dias' cinematic works explore the dialectics of history and memory, questioning established regimes of visibility with a focus on the archive. Her works have been presented both in art venues and film festivals such as the Berlinale, Documenta, and Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, among others.

She received a FIPRESCI Award and the Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel for her film 48. She was guest artist at the Flaherty Seminar in 2012 and delivered the 2019 Les Blank Lecture at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

While at MacDowell, she worked on the second film of the cycle "Hevea Brasiliensis” which began with Fordlandia Malaise in 2019. The project is centered on a geographical triangle in the Amazon, a territory that, since the arrival of the Portuguese, has been suffering from the births, deaths, and resurgences of colonial and neo-colonial projects.

Portrait by Ornella Ascolese

Studios

New Hampshire

Susana de Sousa Dias worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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