Director: Baithak UK

Sangeeta Datta is a well known writer/director, independent filmmaker and cultural commentator. She is director of BAITHAK - a non-profit arts company and STORMGLASS PRODUCTIONS which is also dedicated to making meaningful cinema and theatre, drawing from narratives which have an international appeal. Her critically acclaimed work includes the award winning feature film Life Goes On ( starring Sharmila Tagore and Om Puri) and stage productions The Dying Song and Gitanjali 100.

Her published books, articles and music make her a regular presence in international film, literary and music festivals.  Trained and published in Tagore music, she is currently working on Anant: Endless, an album of Tagore translations with the legendary Javed Akhtar. Many of her past productions have been inspired by Tagore and they include:

  • Co–produced play Rituparno Ghosh in Calcutta, India, 2014. Written and Directed by Raakesh Ghosh.
  • Gitanjali 100 (to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary and currently touring) 2013-14.
  • The Wife's Letter (dance -film project premiered for Dance UK) 2008.
  • The Dying Song (2008).
  • Storylines and Songscapes ( 2007)
  • The Awakening ( 2006)
  • Sakhi (2005)