Austrian director Michael Glawogger, who was a guest at Kratkofil Plus in 2012 with “Whores' Glory”, has died at the age of 54 from Malaria while on a shoot in Africa.
Glawogger is best known for his documentary trilogy including “Workingman's Death”, “Megacities” and “Whores' Glory”, as well as dramas “Slumming” and “Kill Daddy Good Night”. He last worked on the 3D architectural documentary series “Cathedrals of Culture” alongside such luminaries as Robert Redford and Wim Wenders.
In much of his work, particularly his documentaries, Glawogger examined the impact of modernization and globalization on the working poor in developing countries. He won numerous awards, including the London Film Festival's Grierson Award, the Austrian Film Award for best documentary, the best screenplay honor at the Ghent International Film Festival and many others.