Andrzej Fidyk (b. 1953) is one of the most distinguished Polish documentary directors and scriptwriters. Since the 1980s he has been working for Polish Television where his positions have included Head of the Documentary Section and where he has created the series Czas na dokument. Apart from The Parade the most acclaimed among his international award-winning films include President (1985), Staszek’s Dream in Teheran (1993) and Russian Striptease (1994). When asked in an interview for Gazeta Wyborcza if he was an objective documentary maker he responded: “There is no such thing as an objective documentary maker. A film can only be good if its matter is processed through the passions and emotions of its maker.” Andrzej Fidyk also works for the BBC and is lecturer and member of the European Film Academy.