Harun Farocki (Germany)

Harun Farocki was born in 1944 in German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966 to 1968 he attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). In addition to teaching posts in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Manila, Munich and Stuttgart, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Farocki made more than 120 films, including three feature films, essay films and documentaries. He was writing for numerous publications and from 1974 to 1984 he was editor and author of the magazine Filmkritik (München). He published a book titled Speaking about Godard / Von Godard sprechen, New York / Berlin (with Kaja Silverman).
He was a full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Harun Farocki died in 2014, at the age of 70.


Filmography (selection):
Der Wahlhelfer (14´, West Germany, 1967)
Ihre Zeitungen (25´, West Germany, 1968)
Nixon kommt nach Berlin (2´, West Germany, 1969)
Nicht löschbares Feuer/ The Inextinguishable Fire (28´, West Germany, 1969)
Die Worte des Vorsitzenden (3´, West Germany, 1969)
Remember Tomorrow Is the First Day in the Rest of Your Life (10´, West Germany, 1972)
Die Sprache der Revolution (45´, West Germany, 1972)
Make Up (29´, West Germany, 1973)
Ein Bild von Sarah Schumann (30´, West Germany, 1978)
Der Geschmack des Lebens (29´, West Germany, 1979)
Stadtbild (44´, West Germany, 1981)
Jean-Marie Straub und Danièle Huillet bei der Arbeit an einem Film (65´, West Germany, 1983)
Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges/ Images of the World and the Inscription of War (75´, West
ermany, 1989)
Leben - BRD/ How to Live in the German Federal Republic (83´, West Germany, 1990)
Videogramme einer Revolution/ Videogram of a Revolution (106´, Germany, 1992)
Schnittstelle/ Interface (23´, Germany, 1995)
Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (36´, Germany, 1995)
Die Bewerbung/ The Interview (59´, Germany, 1996)
Stilleben/ Still Life (58´, Germany, 1997)
Worte und Spiele (68´, Germany, 1998)
Gefängnisbilder (80´, Germany, 2000)
Die Schöpfer der Einkaufswelten/ The Creators of Shopping Worlds (75´, Germany, 2001)
Auge/Maschine (25, Germany, 2001)
Auge/Maschine II (15´, Germany, 2002)
Erkennen und verfolgen/ War at a Distance (54´, Germany, 2003)
Nicht ohne Risiko/ Nothing Ventured (50´, Germany, 2004)
Aufschub/ Respite (40´, Germany/South Korea, 2007)
Übertragung/ Transmission (43´, Germany, 2008)
Zum Vergleich/ By Comparison (61´, Austria/Germany, 2009)
Serious Games 1: Watson Is Down (documentary short, screenplay, 2010)
Serious Games 2: Three Dead (documentary short, screenplay, 2010)
Serious Games 4: A Sun with No Shadow (documentary short, screenplay, 2010)
Ein neues Produkt (Documentary short, 2012)
Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten (Documentary, 2013)
Kullaketrajad (Documentary, writer 2013)
Phoenix (co-writer, 2014)

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