Thomas Tode is a free lance filmmaker, writer, and curator, based in Hamburg. He focuses on essay film, the Soviet avant-garde, and political documentary film. Special interests are films on architecture, archeology, and those made for ‘re-education’. His curatorial projects inculde ‘PhotoFilm!’ (National Gallery of Art Washington, 2012; Tate Modern London, 2010), and ‘bauhaus & film’ (Barbican Centre London, 2012; Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Hamburg 2009), he has published books on Johan van der Keuken, Chris Marker, Dziga Vertov, photo-film, essay-film, bauhaus & film, Potemkin-Meisel. Forthcoming publications include »Documenting Nazi Atrocities – Hidden agendas of the first films about the Holocaust«.