Jouko Aaltonen (born 1956) has directed numerous documentaries with subjects ranging from the Siberian taiga to the diplomatic circles of New Delhi. In 2006 he released the feature length documentary Revolution that garnered record-breaking audiences and the Finnish Jussi award for best documentary. He is also a popular lecturer and an author of study books on cinema. He graduated from the Film Department, University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki in 1984. In 2007 he achieved his Doctor of Arts degree, successfully defending his doctoral thesis on Finnish documentaries. His latest films include: Punksters & Youngsters (2008), Four Lives on Seven Seas (2007), Revolution (2006), Life Saver (2005), Ambassadors (2004).