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Bert Haanstra (1916–1997)

Bert Haanstra was born on May 31, 1916 in Holten, Overijssel, Netherlands as Albert Haanstra. He was a director and writer, known for National Geographic Specials (1965), Mirror of Holland (1950) and Glas (1958). He was married to Angenieta Barendiena Wijtmans. He died on October 23, 1997 in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Mirror of Holland
Glas Director
Zoo Director


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 1987 Een monument voor een gorilla (Video documentary)
 1984 The Family of Chimps (Documentary)
 1983 The Netherlands (Documentary)
 1979 Een pak slaag
 1978 Nationale Parken... Noodzaak (Documentary)
 1972 Bij de beesten af (Documentary)
 1968 Bridges in Holland (Documentary short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1967 Retour Madrid (Short)
 1966 De stem van het water (Documentary)
 1965 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary)
 1964 The Human Dutch (Documentary)
 1962 Delta Phase I
 1962 Zoo (Short documentary)
 1960 The M.P. Case
 1958 Glas (Documentary short)
 1958 Over glas gesproken (Documentary short)
 1958 Fanfare
 1957 Rembrandt: Painter of Man (Documentary short)
 1955 En de zee was niet meer (Short)
 1955 God Shiva (Documentary short)
 1955 Strijd zonder einde (Documentary short)
 1954 De opsporing van Aardolie (Short)
 1954 De verkenningsboring (Short)
 1954 Het olieveld (Documentary short)
 1954 Ontstaan en Vergaan (Short)
 1952 The Dike Builders (Documentary short)
 1951 Medieval Dutch Sculpture (Documentary short)
 1951 Panta Rhei (Short)
 1950 Mirror of Holland (Documentary short)
 1950 Boer Pietersen schoot in de roos (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1948 The Muider Group Revived (Documentary short)
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Other Works:

Paleontologie (Schakel met het verleden/Story in the Rocks) - a documentary from 1959. Directed by van Gelder. PR.Thechnical-Advisor: Bert Haanstra. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | See more »

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In 1952 he began to work for The Royal Dutch Shell Film Unit. See more »

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