Sangeeta Datta is a writer, filmmaker, and musician working between London and Kolkata. Her award-winning documentary on Rituparno Ghosh, Bird of Dusk, has been screened extensively on the international circuit. Her book, 100 Essential Indian Films (2018, co-edited by Rohit Dasgupta) follows Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art, and several essays on Indian Cinema in international journals and publications. Sangeeta has performed Tagore songs (Rabindrasangeet) in the Women in the Arts Festival, London, and, following Anant ( Zee Music), is working on further Tagore translations with Javed Akhtar. She runs SD Films, and the cross-art platform Baithak.
March 22, 2022 ● 5.10 pm
Shaayri, Kobita - Javed Akhtar’s poetry, Srijato’s translations. Readings and conversation with Sangeeta Datta. Launch of Bangla translation of Javed Akhtar’s anthology
March 24, 2022 ● 5 pm
Waqt - Javed Akhtar presents an interpretation of his acclaimed poem by Sangeeta Datta
March 26, 2022 ● 2.30 pm
Bengal Cinema and the National Gaze - Sayandeb Chowdhury, Amitava Nag discuss their biographies of Uttam Kumar and Tapan Sinha. In conversation with Sangeeta Datta