Jouko Aaltonen is a documentary filmmaker and researcher. He is a Doctor of Arts, Adjunct Professor (Docent) and visiting researcher at Aalto University’s Department of Film, Television and Scenography. He has published several articles and five books, including two textbooks about screenwriting. He has written scripts both for documentaries and for fiction. Aaltonen has taught non-fiction writing at the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland. He is an active film director and producer, and has directed about 20 documentaries for national and international distribution, several of them awarded (see: www.illume.fi).