Joris Ivens

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Joris Ivens

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First Name

Joris Ivens

Surname or Business Name

Ivens

Years Affiliated

2020

Birthplace

Netherlands

Occupation

Filmmaker

Biographical Text

Joris Ivens was a documentary filmmaker whose career spanned over 60 years. He filmed more than 50 international documentaries that explored leftist social and political concerns during the 20th century. Named film commissioner in 1944 for the Dutch East Indies, he later resigned in protest over the Dutch’s resistance to decolonisation. Among the notable films he has directed or co-directed, there are A Tale of the Wind (1988), The Spanish Earth (1937), and Far from Vietnam (1967). In 1988, Ivens received the Golden Lion Honorary Award at the Venice Film Festival and in 1989, he was knighted in the Order of the Dutch Lion.

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Citation

“Joris Ivens,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 31, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/718.