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London — Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died while shooting in Africa. He was 54.
His production company Lotus-Film said Glawogger, who was in Liberia, died from malaria.
Glawogger has been travelling with two others in a red Volkswagen van on a year-long trip, starting in Eastern Europe, and also taking in Sierra Leone, Gambia and Senegal.
Austrian Film Institute chief Roland Teichmann said Glawogger “never allowed himself to be pigeonholed and leaves behind a cinematic oeuvre that has gone into the canon of world cinema.”
His gritty docus included “Megacities,” which looked at people struggling to survive in four cities, “Whores’ Glory,” about prostitution, and “Workingman’s Death,” on the extremes people go to earn a living in the developing world.
He also shot a comedy about Yuppies, “Slumming,” which played in competition at Berlin.
He also contributed a film to the 3D docu series “Cathedrals of Culture,” which played this year at Berlin. »
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Austrian director of award-winning documentaries Whores’ Glory and Workingman’s Death died while filming in Africa from malaria.
Michael Glawogger, the Austrian director, screenwriter and cinematographer, has died aged 54 in Africa. Production company Lotus-Film confirmed that Glawogger died this morning (April 23) in Liberia from malaria.
He was best known for documentaries including Megacities, which won the Vienna film award in 1998; Workingman’s Death, which picked up the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival in 2005; and Whores’ Glory, which won the Austrian Film Award at the 2012 Viennale.
Glawogger recently directed the National Library of Russia segment of omnibus 3D documentary feature Cathedrals of Culture, which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
A statement from Lotus-Film said: “We have lost a long-time friend. Michael Glawogger influenced our work in a unique way and he was significantly involved in the creative orientation of the way we produce films.
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Acclaimed Austrian director Michael Glawogger, famed for his hard-hitting documentaries on the lives of the desperate poor, has died while on a shoot in Africa. Glawogger, whose work includes his documentary trilogy into the world of work: Workingman's Death, Megacities, Whores' Glory as well as dramas such as Slumming and Kill Daddy Good Night apparently died in Liberia after contracting Malaria. Gallery: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Glawogger had been in Africa gathering material for a new project. “With horror and great dismay we have received the news of the sudden death of Michael Glawogger,” industry association Film
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