Rupert Russell is a documentary filmmaker. He started his career in academia, receiving a Double-Starred First from Cambridge University and a PhD from Harvard University, where he was National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. When he transitioned into film, he kept his academic eye for detail as well as his passion for big ideas with global impacts. He has just completed his first feature documentary, Freedom for the Wolf. Filmed in the United States, India, Tunisia, Hong Kong, and Japan, it explores the rise of illiberal democracy across the globe.