Susana de Sousa Dias has a PhD in Fine Arts (Audiovisuals), a Master in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, a 5 years BA in Painting and a BA in Cinema. He studied music at the National Conservatory and at the Hot Club of Portugal. Her works include Still Life – Visages d’une dictature (2005, Atalanta Prize and Merit Award, TaiwanIDF), 48 (2009, Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel, FIPRESCI prize, among others), Natureza Morta | Stilleben (installation, 2010), Obscure Light (2017) and Fordlandia Malaise (2019). She co-directed Journey to the Sun (2021). Her works have been shown at international film festivals and art exhibitions such as Berlinale, Visions du Réel, Sarajevo IFF, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, PhotoEspaña, Documenta 14 (Keimena Program), etc. In 2012 she formed a female collective that directed Doclisboa-International Film Festival for two consecutive editions, opening up new sections such as Cinema of Urgency and Passages (documentary & contemporary art). She teaches in the Department of New Media at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Lisbon).