Riho Västrik is a Professor of Documentary Film in Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media and Arts School (BFM). His early career was connected with radio and television. As a graduate of the History department of Tartu University he was involved in current time and news programs. At the end of 90’s Riho started making documentaries, first travelogues about mountaineering, then creative documentaries. After master studies at BFM Riho became a teacher of documentary and started his research on Estonian documentaries in the Soviet period. He has produced over 50 documentaries and directed more than 20 of those.