Souvid Datta

Director / Screenwriter / Photographer

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Souvid Datta is a director, screenwriter, and photographer. Spanning both documentary and narrative worlds, his award-winning work explores humanism and systems of power.

Born in Mumbai and raised in London, his pursuit of impact storytelling has earned recognitions such as IMDb New Filmmaker of the Year, landed him on the Vogue India 20 Under 26 list and won Best Documentary at Cannes Short Film Festival.

Human stories are the heart of Souvid’s work, investigating issues like social justice, human rights, the environment and culture and taking him to over 60 countries. From the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis, to the bustling metropolises of East Africa, in the shadow of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, to environmental hotspots across China and South Asia, Souvid has produced multimedia reports, films and commercials for clients including Google, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Universal Music Group, BBC Studios, TIME and The Guardian.

Souvid has directed for LOST MUSICIANS OF INDIA, a 6-part documentary series for Channel 4 (2017), and was the second-unit director for BBC4's RHYTHMS OF INDIA (2019). His aim is to continue creating cinematic stories that foster empathy and challenge minds.