Glass (film)

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Directed by Bert Haanstra
Produced by Bert Haanstra
Release dates 1958
Running time 11 minutes
Country Netherlands

Glass (Dutch: Glas) is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1959.[1][2] The film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands. It contrasts the hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines.It has varying music styles from jazz to techno.It shows how much skill of hand and eye is used to make bottles by hand.It tells us about the new era of machinery that is takin over hand made goods.It is often acclaimed to be the perfect short documentary.


  1. ^ "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  2. ^ "New York Times: Glass". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 

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