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Glass (Dutch: Glas) is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by director and producer Bert Haanstra. The film won the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject in 1959.[1][2][dead link] The film is about the glass industry in the Netherlands. It contrasts the handmade crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines. Short segments of artisans making various glass goods by hand are joined with those of mass production. It is often acclaimed to be the perfect short documentary.[citation needed]

Directed byBert Haanstra
Produced byBert Haanstra
Music byPim Jacobs, performed by The Pim Jacobs Quintet
Release date
Running time
11 minutes
Haanstra receives Academy Award.


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

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