Ilona Hongisto is Lecturer in Media Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney and Adjunct Professor (docent) in Media Theory and Aesthetics at the NTNU, University of Trondheim. Her current work focuses on post-Soviet Eastern European documentary cinema. Ilona has published widely on questions concerning the documentary, including the monograph Soul of the Documentary: Framing, Expression, Ethics (Amsterdam University Press, 2015)