ABOUT

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RUPERT RUSSELL is a writer, director, and author.

His latest project, Price Wars: How Chaotic Markets are Creating a Chaotic World traces the origins of the chaotic decade - from Trump and Brexit to Syria and Ukraine to the climate crisis and the global refugee crisis - back to the world's financial markets. It is both a feature documentary film that aired on ARTE and a book published by Doubleday (Penguin Random House) in the US and Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Hachette) in the UK.

His feature debut, Freedom for the Wolf, charted the global crisis of democracy, won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival and was nominated for the Cinema for Peace ‘Most Valuable Film of the Year’ Award during Berlinale 2019.
 
His animated series on the Trump phenomenon, How the World Went Mad, premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and earned him a spot on the shortlist for the Young Director Award at Cannes Lions 2019.

He is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and has directed commercials celebrating Pride for HSBC.

His work has been covered The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Intercept, The Huffington Post, Jacobin, CBC, Vice among many others.

​He received a Double-Starred First BA in the Social and Political Sciences from Jesus College, Cambridge, and a PhD and MA from Harvard University in Sociology, where he was National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.