Milo Rau (b. 1977) is a Swiss theatre and film director, journalist, essayist, and lecturer. Rau studied sociology, German and Roman studies in Paris, Zurich, and Berlin under Tzvetan Todorov and Pierre Bourdieu, among others. In 2007, Rau founded the theatre and film production company International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM) which is internationally acclaimed for its unique, dense documentary form of political theatre with a special focus on multimedia adaptation of historical or social conflicts. His productions The Last days of the Ceaușescus, Hate Radio, The Moscow Trials, The Civil Wars, The Dark Ages, The Congo Tribunal, Compassion. The History of the Machine Gun and Empireamong others, campaigns and films have been shown at some of the biggest national and international festivals, including u. o. Berliner Theatertreffen, Festival d’Avignon, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Festival TransAmeriques, Wiener Festwochen, the Kunstenfestival Brussels and Biennale Teatro di Venezia.