ErzählenGermany, 1975, 58 min, Black and white
Interdisciplinary studies put into practice is a plane on which HaF's interests and mine coincide. Ideas of fictional research projects in films emerge very early on, or of film as research device, allowing people from different disciplines to come together and discover something, to pursue a line of thought, or just be adventurous.
Directors:Harun Farocki,Ingemo Engström
Editing:Erika Kisters,Birgit Schuldt
Farocki was born as Harun El Usman Faroqhi in Neutitschein, Sudetenland, which is now Nový Jičín in the Czech Republic. His father, Abdul Qudus Faroqui, had immigrated to Germany from India in the 1920s. His German mother had been evacuated from Berlin due to the Allied bombing of Germany. He simplified the spelling of his surname as a young man. After World War II Farocki grew up in India and Indonesia before the family resettled in Hamburg in 1958.