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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 Glas (1958), Zoo (1961) and Mirror of Holland (1950). 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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Known For

Glas Director
Zoo Director
Fanfare Director


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 1991 Gewoon Toon (TV Mini Series documentary) (4 episodes)
 1987 Een monument voor een gorilla (Video documentary)
 1984 The Family of Chimps (Documentary)
 1983 The Netherlands (Documentary short)
 1979 Een pak slaag
 1978 Nationale Parken... Noodzaak (Documentary short)
 1972 Bij de beesten af (Documentary)
 1970 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1968 Bridges in Holland (Documentary short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1967 Retour Madrid (Documentary short)
 1966 The Voice of the Water (Documentary)
 1963 The Human Dutch (Documentary)
 1962 Delta Phase I (Documentary short)
 1961 Zoo (Documentary short)
 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 (Documentary short)
 1955 God Shiva (Documentary short)
 1955 Strijd zonder einde (Documentary short)
 1954 De opsporing van Aardolie (Documentary short)
 1954 De verkenningsboring (Documentary short)
 1954 Het olieveld (Documentary short)
 1954 Ontstaan en Vergaan (Documentary short)
 1952 Panta Rhei (Documentary short)
 1952 The Dike Builders (Documentary short)
 1951 Medieval Dutch Sculpture (Documentary short)
 1950 Boer Pietersen schoot in de roos (Short) (co-director - uncredited)
 1950 Mirror of Holland (Documentary short)
 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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3 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | See more »


Angenieta Barendiena Wijtmans  (his death)  (2 children)

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