Lorenz Hegel is a PhD candidate in Film & Media Studies and German Studies. He also holds degrees in Philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin and Philosophy-Arts-Media from the University of Hildesheim. His interdisciplinary research includes critical theory, aesthetics, film and media theory and is guided by historical materialism and anticolonialism. His dissertation explores modes of radical filmmaking in the early Soviet Union and during the Global Sixties with a focus on Cuba (Álvarez), France (Marker), and West Germany (Alemann, Farocki). In 2022, Lorenz was a visiting lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he taught a course on cinema, revolution, and liberation.