Bij de beesten af

Bert Haanstra Long documentary - 1972 - 104 min.

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In this documentary, Haanstra observes human behaviour in animals and animal behaviour in humans, searching for clues that could be applied as an explanation for the latter group's social (mis)behaviour. By capturing the behavioural patterns of animals on film, Haanstra holds up a mirror to the spectator. After patiently waiting in lodges for weeks for the right moment, he managed to collect the most amazing images. Bij de beesten af was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in 1973.

Credits

Director(s) Bert Haanstra
Producer(s) Bert Haanstra
Production Company
Bert Haanstra Films
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound on Set
Ed Pelster
Music
Production Country
Netherlands