Harun Farocki (born in 1944 in Nový Jičín, Czechoslovakia, died in 2014 in Berlin) – Documentary filmmaker, film essayist and film critic. From 1966 to 1968 he was among the first cohort of students of Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). He and his friends (including Hartmut Bitomsky) were expelled over their political views. In 1969, Farocki and his friends made dogmatic Marxist films (including the film Inextinguishable Fire). Farocki’s work examined consumerist society and the war, as well as the use of various political technologies. He often uses special editing techniques. Examples of his conceptually strictly organized style include his early political agitation and the Brechtian so-called Study Films (Lehrfilme), film essays and TV documentaries. In 1974-1984 he was editor of Filmkritik magazine. In the 1990s, he also started making video installations on political subjests and film theory. For many years he worked as an adviser on Christian Petzold's films on the issues of dramaturgy. He is the author of about 90 films.