Sreemoyee Singh is a filmmaker from Kolkata, India. She completed her PhD on “The Exiled Filmmaker in Post-Revolution Iran” from Jadavpur University in 2022. Her interest in Iranian cinema and poetry saw her travel to Iran between 2015-2019. This journey led to the filming of her first feature length documentary And, Towards Happy Alleys (Be Kucheye Khoshbakht) and learning Persian from Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and Center for Persian Studies in Tehran. Her in-depth research about the cinema of Iran gave her unique access to Iranian filmmakers, artists, activists, and women who are otherwise wary of interaction with foreign media.
And, Towards Happy Alleys launched at the Berlinale International Film Festival (Panorama section) and has gone to screen at many prestigious film festivals, winning the ‘best feature’ in the International Competition at BAFICI in Argentina. Sreemoyee has also worked as Assistant Professor of Film Studies at St. Joseph’s University, Bangalore and a Guest Lecturer at New York University, Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).
This event is part of the Scottish Documentary Institute “Crossing the Line” programme: a series of conversations with filmmakers who challenge the boundaries of documentary cinema.