Federico Ferrone (b. 1981, Florence) studied history at the University of Bologna and political science in Paris. He made the documentary Banliyö-Banlieue (2004) with Francesco Ragazzi and Constance Rivière. As assistant director he was involved in the TV documentary series "Histoires en Méditerranée” (2005). With Ragazzi and Michele Manzolini he directed the documentary Merica (2007) and with Manzolini the doc The Train to Moscow: A Journey to Utopia (2013).