Dr. Debjani Halder is the national award winning independent film maker, film scholar and a painter. Her arena of research is arts - sthetics and gender. She is the former European excellence Research Fellow in Central European University Budapest. She was the former Dr. S radhakrishnan fellow and associate faculty of Women's Studies Department in university of Calcutta and former ICSSR post doctoral research fellow. Her two films Documenting Agony Ritwik and 'The Dark' received sevaral international awards too. Her research topic is Art Artist and Social Life: A critical look at Indian Parallel Cinema 1950s to 1980s..