Bert Haanstra

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Bert Haanstra
BirthplaceHolten, Netherlands
Photographer, cameraman, film director
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Haanstra, Bert


Born May 31, 1916, in Holten. Dutch motion-picture director.

Haanstra graduated from an academy of painting and worked as a newspaper photographer. During the fascist German occupation he took part in the resistance movement. He has worked mainly in documentary films. His best works deal with Dutch art, for example, Medieval Dutch Sculpture (1951) and Rembrandt, Painter of Man (1956), as well as life in Holland, for example, Mirror of Holland (1950), And There Was No More Sea (1956), Glass (1958), and Voice of the Water (1967). He has also madefeature films.

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June 29-October 13 Artificial Amsterdam: Lara Almarcegui, Linda Bannink, James Beckett, Egle Budvytyte & Bart Groenendaal, Ed van der Elsken, Bert Haanstra, Inti Hernandez, Roderick Hietbrink, Thomas Hirschhorn, Philipp Kremer, Glenda Leon, Arnoldus Montanus, Jan Rothuizen, Kuang-Yu Tsui, Barbara Visser, and Lawrence Weiner
Again and Again , a documentary directed by The Maw Naing ( and featuring his poetry) was like the grim, inverted version of the Academy Award- winning documentary Glass ( 1958) by Bert Haanstra, which is instantly cheering despite its drab content.
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