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Harun Farocki (1944–2014)

The German film director, screenwriter and media artist Harun Farocki was born on the 9th January 1944 in Nový Jicín [Neutitschein], at that time a part of Czechoslovakia annexed by the Third Reich. He was the son of an immigrated Indian doctor and a German woman. Farocki first studied Theatre, Sociology and Journalism at the 'Freie Universität (... See full bio »


(age 70) in Berlin, Germany

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 2014/II Phoenix (co-writer)
 2013 Kullaketrajad (Documentary) (story) / (writer)
 2013 Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten (Documentary)
 2012/I Barbara (collaborator on screenplay)
 2012 Ein neues Produkt (Documentary short)
 2010 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)
 2009 Zum Vergleich (Documentary) (writer)
 2009 Immersion: Serious Games 3 (Documentary short) (script)
 2008 Transmission (Documentary short) (writer)
 2007 Respite (Documentary short)
 2007 Memories (segment "Respite")
 2005 Aufstellung (Documentary short) (writer)
 2005 Gespenster
 2004 Nothing Ventured (Documentary)
 2004 I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts (Documentary short)
 2003 War at a Distance (Documentary) (writer)
 2003 Auge/Maschine III (TV Short documentary)
 2002 Auge/Maschine II (TV Short documentary)
 2001 Auge/Maschine (TV Short documentary)
 2001 Gefängnisbilder (Documentary) (writer)
 1998 Worte und Spiele (Documentary) (writer)
 1998 What Farocki Taught (Short) (writer)
 1997 Der Ausdruck der Hände (Short)
 1997 Still Life (Documentary)
 1996 Der Auftritt (Documentary short)
 1996 Interview (TV Movie)
 1996 Cuba Libre (TV Movie)
 1995 Interface (Short)
 1994 Die führende Rolle (TV Short)
 1994 Die Umschulung (TV Short documentary)
 1993 Ein Tag im Leben der Endverbraucher (Short) (writer)
 1992 Kamera und Wirklichkeit (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Videogramme einer Revolution (Documentary)
 1991 Was ist los? (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Kinostadt Paris (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (Documentary) (writer)
 1988 Georg K. Glaser - Schriftsteller und Schmied (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Die Schulung (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Wie man sieht (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 Betrogen
 1984 Das doppelte Gesicht: Peter Lorre (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Ein Bild (TV Short documentary)
 1982 Filme von Peter Weiss (TV Movie documentary) (scriptwriter)
 1981 Stadtbild (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Etwas wird sichtbar (Documentary)
 1980 Single - Eine Schallplatte wird produziert (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Zur Ansicht: Peter Weiss (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Der Geschmack des Lebens (TV Short documentary)
 1979 Industrie und Fotografie (TV Movie documentary)
 1978 Zwischen zwei Kriegen (radioplay "Das große Verbindungsrohr") / (writer)
 1978 Ein Bild von Sarah Schumann (TV Short documentary)
 1975 Erzählen (TV Movie)
 1974 Die Arbeit mit Bildern (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 Brunner ist dran (TV Short documentary)
 1973 Make Up (TV Short)
 1971 Eine Sache, die sich versteht (Documentary)
 1970 Die Teilung aller Tage (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Nixon kommt nach Berlin (Short) (writer)
 1969 Die Worte des Vorsitzenden (Short) (writer)
 1969 The Inextinguishable Fire (Short) (writer)
 1968 Drei Schüsse auf Rudi (Short) (writer)
 1968 White Christmas (Short) (writer)
 1967 Der Wahlhelfer (Documentary short)
 1966 Zwei Wege (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Deep Play (2007), Multichanel-Installation, 12 tracks a 2 hours 15 min. Dokumenta 12, Kassel, Germany. See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rosa Mercedes | Mercedes Rossa

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In 2007 retrospective at the '8th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF)', South Korea. Farocki was additionally a director of the 'Jeonju Digital Project 2007' together with 'Pedro Costa(II)' and Eugène Green. See more »

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