Basilio Martín Patino (born 1930 in Lumbrales, Salamanca Province) is a Spanishfilm director, specializing in a creative approach to documentary works. He produced important pieces on the Spanish Civil War (Canciones para después de una guerra), the famous dictator (Caudillo), or his executioners (verdugos). He also produced fiction (nueve cartas a Berta, Octavia). He's done excellent works on the fake documentary category, developing the possibilities of the medium. His interest on ancient and modern film technologies has got him involved on a huge collection of magic lanterns and zootropes, and to the early adoption of video technologies, as the new digital tools, as 3D image and offline editing.