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Hillie Molenaar

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Name  Hillie Molenaar

Role  Film director
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Movies  Isingiro Hospital, Cannot run away
Awards  Golden Calf for Best Short Documentary
Nominations  Golden Calf for Best Long Documentary

Koran interpreted by Sheikh Abd al Hamid Kishk

Hillie Molenaar (born 22 May 1945, Sneek) is a Dutch documentary film director.


She left school at 15 and worked as a cleaner, waitress, and bookkeeper before finding her niche as a documentary filmmaker in 1974 when, at the age of 29, she made her first film Protest Garden. She was assistant to the legendary Joris Ivens before she formed Molenwiek Film with Joop van Wijk in 1978. Jointly they have produced and directed a dozen award winning documentaries and short films including The Factory (1979) and The Daily Nation (2000). They also produced Xime (Guinea-Bissau, 1994) directed by Sana Na N’Hada, which was an official selection at Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard.

She has since formed her own production company HM Films, and teaches with the Zelig School for Documentary, Television and New Media.


  • The Factory (1979)
  • Isingiro Hospital (1993)
  • Crossroads (1997)
  • The Daily Nation (2000)
  • References

    Hillie Molenaar Wikipedia