Haanstra, Bert

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Haanstra, Bert Gender: M
born on 31 May 1916 at 03:40 (= 03:40 AM )
Place Holten, Netherlands, 52n17, 6e25
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°21' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°55 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 13°22'


Dutch documentary film maker specializing in the interpretation of his own country to itself and other nations. He was interested in film from childhood and worked as a press photographer and painter in the '30s before getting into photography in 1948. Haanstra was a Camera Director in 1949; his second documentary, "Spiegel Van Holland," won the Grand Prix for documentaries at Cannes, 1951. His short, "Glas," won the Documentary Short Oscar in 1959 plus more than 20 other prizes. He has also worked on feature films and his international films have received more than 50 awards. He died October 23, 1997 in Hilversum, Netherlands, age 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Koolhaas, Anton (born 16 November 1912)


  • Work : Prize 1951 ("Spiegel Van Holland" won Grand Prix at Cannes)
  • Work : Prize 1959 (Short, "Glas," won Documentary Short Oscar)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 23 October 1997 (Age 81 in Hilversum, Netherlands)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (5:00 AM Amsterdam Daylight time)


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Filmmaker)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Documentaries)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (For "Glas")
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Cannes, over 50 various awards)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession