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Harun Farocki as born in 1944 in Nový Jičín (Neutitschein), in the then German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966-1968, he was a student at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was author and editor for the magazine Filmkritik from 1974-1984. From 1993-1996, he was a visiting professor at the University of California in Berkeley. Since 2004 he has been a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has produced and directed more than 100 films for television and cinema. Harun Farocki died on 30 July 2014.