Through oral history and photography, the cruelty of the American colonial process in the Amazon is represented in overlapping archive footage, folklore and myth. Susana de Sousa Dias opens up a tunnel through time to the city Henry Ford founded in 1928 to break the British hegemony in rubber production and which now is a space frozen in the wounded time of colonial utopia. (RS)
- Berlinale - Forum Expanded (2019)
- BAFICI. Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (2019)
Susana de Sousa Dias’s film work has been exhibited worldwide at film festivals, art exhibitions and venues such as the Berlinale, Viennale, Sarajevo IFF, Torino FF, RIDM Canada, Visions du Réel, It's all True (São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro), Documenta 14 (Keimena film program), PhotoEspaña, Pacific Film Archive, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Contemporary Art of Ceará (Brasil), CAM Gulbenkian, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Lisbon), Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Centre Pompidou, ICA London, La Colonie (Paris), among others.
She has received several awards, among them the Grand Prix Cinéma du Réel and the FIPRESCI award (DokLeipzig) for her film 48. She was a guest artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, New York.
She was co-Director of the International Film Festival Doclisboa in 2012 and 2013, opening up such new sections as Cinema of Urgency and Passages (Documentary & Contemporary Art).
She has a PhD in Fine Arts /Video and teaches at the Fine Arts Faculty - U. of Lisbon.