Aug 28, 2018

Invitation to a Session by Dr. Sangeeta Datta


NSHM Knowledge Campus aims to get the students closer to the realities of the industry they want to start their career in. In pursuit of such insights, the School of Media and Design is proud to present a special meet and greet with world renowned documentary film maker Dr. Sangeeta Datta.

Dr. SANGEETA DATTA wears many hats and can easily be called a polymath. As a Director and Producer she is known for her work in award winning productions which include

  • Life Goes On (feature film with Sharmika Tagore, Om Puri, Soha Ali Khan) 
  • The Dying Song and Gitanjali 100 (musical).   
  • Bird of Dusk (2017) which got rave reviews in the international film festival circuit based on the life of Late Rituparno Ghosh
  • Margaret Noble- a short film on Sister Nivedita for the Nivedita Museum 
  • Tuning to You ( SD Arts 2016) a six part series telecast on Channel 4, UK.
  • The Way I See It (documentary on Indian women filmmakers)  premiered at Creteil Film Festival ( France) and travelled widely in the festival circuit. 
  • The Wife’s Letter – a dance-film project commissioned by Dance UK. 
  • Letter from an Ordinary Girl (Sadharan Meye) – a short film with a contemporary take on Tagore’s famous poem.
She is also a Writer who has numerous publications on Film and Literature in international academic journals. Apart from that she has also written books on cinema like 
  • Shyam Benegal; World Director Series (BFI) 
  • Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Art and Gender (Routledge) 
As a trained Rabindrasangeet singer, Sangeeta performs regularly.  Her recent concerts were 
  • Independence Gala at Royal Festival Hall, London, which was hugely acclaimed
  • Tagore’s Travelling Trunk at Cadogan Hall 
  • ANANT in collaboration with Javed Akhtar and Soumik Datta (music published by Zee Music), which is a very popular concert series.

She is director of the arts company BAITHAK UK which promotes, dialogue, debate and new work from performing arts, literature and film. This year BAITHAK presented a highly acclaimed panel on Indian Cinema at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) featuring Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Farhan Akhtar.

A PhD in English Literature, Sangeeta has many years of teaching and curating experience behind her both in India and in London. She curates film seasons at British Film Institute and is a cultural commentator on radio and TV.

This special interaction will enable students to understand the finer nuances of documentary and film making from the point of view of a person who has been at the helm of affairs internationally. So spread the word and join in to experience knowledge upfront.