Remembering Michael Glawogger: Globalization Trilogy


In memory of Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger, who passed away earlier this year, DokuFest is presenting three of his masterpieces in a special programme entitled Globalization Trilogy – Remembering Michael Glawogger.

The program includes films MegacitiesWorkingman’s Death and Whore’s Glory, which make up Glawoggers “Globalization Trilogy”, portraying the life of workers struggling on the perilous margins of the transnational era. Megacities looks at the underclass in Mexico City, Bombay, Moscow, and New York. Workingman’s Death depicts the lives of 21st-century coal miners in the Ukraine, ship dismantlers in Pakistan, slaughterers in a Nigerian stockyard, and sulfur harvesters on an Indonesian mountain. And Whores’ Glory is a cinematic triptych on prostitution involving three countries, three languages, and three religions.

“ Michael Glawogger was a visionary film maker and a singular voice in cinema and his passing is a tremendous loss and tragedy for the film world and for all of us who knew him. He was our guest at DokuFest on the occasion of the screening of Whore’s Glory and for a fantastic master class and will be remembered as an incredibly generous person and as a dear friend” says our Artistic Director, Veton Nurkollari.

Glawogger was an eminent documentarist, globally acclaimed for his breathtaking and often controversial documentaries. He died of malaria at the age of 54 while filming in Liberia.

Trailer – Globalization Trilogy – Remembering Michael Glawogger.