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FILMOGRAPHY

NEMA AVIONA ZA ZAGREB/There is no plane for Zagreb

2012, DCP, 35 mm, b/w & color, 80 min.

The discovery of the world in the 60’s, seen through the eyes of Louis van Gasteren and his little daughter. It is a vital and open world, with the urge to experiment: participation and observation. 

 

TERUG NAAR NAGELE / NAGELE REVISITED

2011, digibeta, colour, 75 min.

A sequel to the film A New Village on New Land  (1960). 

This unique villages characterised by a spatial dimensional social and technological changes in agriculture and transport. However unique the village may be, many problems are familiar in other small communities all over the world. 

 

OVERSTAG

Overstag 2009, digibeta, colour, 80 min.
A film about Sicco Mansholt (1908-1995). Using unique visual material including footage from the archives of the Mansholt family and interviews that Van Gasteren held with family and friends, the film provides a portrait of a committed man.

 

SICCO MANSHOLT, VAN BOER TOT EUROCOMMISSARIS/MansholtFrom Farmer to European Commissioner

2008, digibeta, colour, 21 min.
To mark the hundred anniversary of the birth of Sicco Mansholt, an exhibition was organised in the Veenkoloniaal Museum in Scheemda. Louis van Gasteren made a short film for this exhibition.

 

THE GRIEF OF ROERMOND

 The Grief of Roermond

The Grief of Roermond

1 2

2006, digibeta, color, 90 min.
Short version of the film, aired by national television. 

 

THE GRIEF OF ROERMOND

2005, digibeta color, 4 x 50 min.
Series of  four films on 14 inhabitants of Roermond, executed by the Germans on December 26th, 1944. 

 

THE PRICE OF SURVIVAL

 The Price of Survival

The Price of Survival

1 2

2003,digibeta, color, 56 min.
A follow up of the film NOW DO YOU GET IT WHY I AM CRYING, made in 1969, related tot the children of the survivors of the second World War, premiere September 2003. Golden Calf for the best (short) documentary, Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht, 2003, selected by the Berlinale (Forum).

 

IN JAPANESE RAPIDS

In Japanese Rapids 2002, 35 mm., color, 85 min.
Film on the role of the Dutch hydraulic engineers in the Meiji era in Japan. 

 

BEYOND WORDS

1997, 35 mm. color, 30 min.
Interview with  Meher Baba, filmed in Meherabad in 1967.

 

THE NETHERLANDS MADE IN HOLLAND

1995, Betacam SP, color, 15 min.
Short film on the sounds of Holland, the sound of dry feet! 

 

Why do pigeons home?WHY DO PIGEONS HOME?

1994, Betacam SP, color, 30 min.
An experiment with mobile pigeon lofts, registered at the campus of the University of Utrecht. 

 

A MATTER OF LEVEL

 A Matter of Level

A Matter of Level

1 2 3

1989, 16 mm. Betacam SP, color, 56 min.
1000 years of Dutch water management and hydro civil engineering. Gold Camera Award (Chicago), Sony Video Award (Amsterdam), Amsterdam Film Award, Special Commendation Prix Futura (Berlin). 

 

AMSTERDAM ORDNANCE DATUM IN THE AMSTERDAM TOWNHALL

1988, 16 mm, color, 45 min.
Film on the realisation of the ‘NAP-project’ in the Townhall/Musictheatre, Amsterdam, for WDR-television, Germany.

 

FIRST MAN ON SARDINIA

1985, 16 mm. color, 15 mm.
An archaeological survey in the cave of Corbeddu with remarkable results. 

 

DEAD PIGEONS ARE FALLING AROUND ME

1984, 16 mm. color, 30 min
Documentary on the music composed by Hans van Sweeden, performed by Vera Beths, Dorothy Dorow, Ary Jongman and Ton Hartsuiker. 

 

ALL REBELS, 1, 2, 3,

1983, 16 mm. b/w & color, 150 min.
Three documentaries on the Amsterdam ‘scene’ 1955-1965, each 55 min. 

 

HANS, LIFE BEFORE DEATH

 Hans, life before death

Hans, life before death

1 2 3

1983, 35 mm, b/w & color, 155 min.
A documentary/feature on the life of the young composer Hans van Sweeden and those who knew him intimately. Award for the best Dutch film in 1983. Award of the Dutch film critics, 1983; the Belgian film critics Award, 1984; Best Dutch Documentary 1980-1990. 

 

THE LEVEL ABOVE ZERO

1982, 16 mm. color, 28 min.
Documentary on the Amsterdam Ordnance Datum, made for WDR. 

 

WIRBULA FLOW FORMS

1980, 16 mm. color, 10 min.
The opening of the art work of the English artist John Wilks. 

 

THE OPERATION

1979, 16 mm. b/w, 22 min.
Bart Huges motivates the drilling of a hole in his skull, shot in 1964. 

 

OPEN THE GRAVE

1979, 16 mm. b/w, 15 min
The first happening of Amsterdam (1962), filmed by Jan Vrijman, with commentary of the participants (1979). 

 

A DISTURBED DINNER IN A RUSSIAN MONASTERY

1978, 16 mm, b/w, 5 min.
Porno, based upon archive material from 1920. 

 

DO YOU GET IT, NR 4

Do you get it no.4

Do you get it no.4

1 2 3 4 5

1978, 16 mm, color, 15 min.
The third in the series on perception and interpretation. 

 

IDEAL RECONSTRUCTIONS, MUSEUM OF MANKIND, VIVID STONE AGE, EARLY STARS

1976-1979, 16 mm. color, each 50 min.
Series, made for the WDR, based upon the films about Sardinia. 

 

IL RISO SARDONICO (The Sardonic Smile)

1977, 16 mm color, 56 min.
Myths and science; the third documentary on Sardinia. 

 

SALUDE E LIBERTADE (Health and Liberty)

1976, 16 mm. color, 52 min.
Sardinia’s history and culture, the second film in the Sardinia-series. 

 

DO YOU GET IT, NR 3

1975, 16 mm. color, 13 min.
The second film on perception and interpretation. 

 

CORBEDDU

Corbeddu 1975, 16 mm color, 72 min.
The first of a series on the island of Sardinia. Can the outlaw Corbeddu be considered as Sardinia’s Robin Hood? 

 

MULTINATIONALS

1974, 16 mm, color, 58 min.
Documentary on the role of multinational enterprises. 

 

REPORTS FROM PARIS, LONDON, FRANCE & ITALY

Reports from Paris, London, France & Italy 1974-1972, 16 mm, color, 5 x 30 min.
Series on Europe, made for the Dutch TV program E72, E73, E74. 

 

NOBODY KNOWS

1973, 16 mm, color, 13 min.
A portrait of a French peasant woman. 

 

WITHOUT TITLE

1972, 16 mm, b/w, 10 min.
The counterpoints of European welfare: pollution and the discrimination of the third world. 

 

REPORT FROM EUROPE, No 3

1972, 16 mm, color, 45 min.
Film about the EC, focused on what the European population thinks about the European Community. 

 

ARNE NAESS, LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI, HENRI LEFEBVRE, FREDDY AYER

1971, 16 mm, color, 4.x 15 min.
Portraits of these four philosophers for the International Philosophers Project. 

 

REPORT FROM KHARTOUM

1971, 16 mm, color, 27 min.
Report of the trial against the mercenary Rolf Steiner. 

 

REPORT FROM EUROPA, No 1

1971, 16 mm, color, 45 min.
First of two documentaries on the unification of various European countries into the EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (Mansholt Plan, language problems). 

 

THERE IS NO TIME TO LOOSE

1971, 16 mm, b/w, 12 min.
Film about European agrarian politics. 

 

WATERWALK

1970, 16 mm, color, 7 min.
Film about the art work of Theo Botschuyver, that allows you to walk on water. 

 

Now do you get it why I am crying?NOW DO YOU GET IT WHY I AM CRYING?

1969, 16 mm, b/w, 62 min.
A therapeutic LSD-session with a former inmate of a German concentration camp. 

 

REPORT FROM BIAFRA

1968, 16 mm, color, 50 min.
A documentary on the Biafran war. State-Award for Film 1969. 

 

DO YOU GET IT, No 1

1967, 16 mm, b/w, 9 min.
The First film in the series on perception and interpretation. 

 

BECAUSE MY BIKE STOOD THERE

Because my byke stood there 1966, b/w, 11 min.
Filmed at the opening of a Provo photo exhibition in 1966. The police felt provocated and reacted unexpectedly violent. The film was prohibited by the Dutch Committee for Film Censorship. 

 

OUT OF MY SKULL

1965, 16 mm, color & b/w, 15 min.
An experimental film, shot in the USA. 

 

JAZZ AND POETRY

Jazz & Poetry 1964, 16 mm, b/w, 14 min.
The poet Ted Joans reads his poetry with jazz musicians Piet Kuiters, Ruud Jacobs, Cees See and Herman Schoonderwalt. 

 

MARL – THE TOWNHALL

Marl, the townhall 1964, 16 mm. b/w, 56 min.
The new town hall of Marl (Germany), designed by the Dutch architects Van den Broek and Bakema. 

 

THERE IS A PHONECALL FOR YOU

1964, 35 mm, b/w, 46 min.
A documentary on the Dutch telephone system. 

 

MAYDAY

1963, 16 mm, b/w, 20 min.
Documentary on the rescue work at sea, the successes and the failures. 

 

Warffum, 220562WARFFUM, 220562

1962, 35 mm, b/w, 26 min.
The installation of the last automated telephone system, fiction and documentary, focusing on the moment the system starts working. 

 

THE HOUSE

1961, 35 mm, b/w, 32 min.
The House A fiction film, dealing with a house that is simultaneously built and destroyed. No dialogue. Several awards in Europe and the U.S. 

 

ALL BIRDS HAVE NESTS

1961, 35 mm, b/w, 25 min.
Documentary on the system-building as a result of the post-war housing shortage. 

 

New Village on New LandNEW VILLAGE ON NEW LAND

1960, 35 mm, b/w, 25 min.
A documentary on the planning, building and first pioneers of the village NAGELE in the new IJsselmeerpolder. 

 

STRANDING

Stranding 1960, 35 mm, b/w, 90 min.
A thriller, shot on location on a wrecked ship.

 

FLYING SAUCERS

1955, 35 mm, b/w, 4 min.
Science fiction commercial for Albert Heijn.

 

Railplan '68RAILPLAN ‘68

1964, 35 mm, b/w, 15 min.
A documentary on the night-time renewal of tramway rails in Amsterdam

 

ACCRA, PORT WITHOUT CRANES

1953, 16 mm, b/w, 10 min.
Impression of the transportation of bags of cocoa with little boats to the coasters in the mooring of Ghana harbour. 

 

Crossing the SaharaCROSSING THE  SAHARA

1953, 16 mm, b/w, 45 min.
Report of the adventurous trip by car from Amsterdam to the present Ghana..

 

BROWN GOLD

1952, 35 mm, b/w, 90 min.
A documentary on cocoa and chocolate; shot on location in Ghana and The Netherlands.