Bregtje van der Haak


Bregtje van der Haak is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. Since 1997, she has been directing international documentaries on social change, most recently for the VPRO Backlight series. Her documentaries have been shown on television, in film festivals and in art exhibitions around the world and include "Philip Johnson: Two of a Kind" (1998), "Lagos Wide & Close" (2005), "Saudi Solutions" (2006), "Satellite Queens" (2007), "Grand Paris: The President and the Architects" (2009), "California Dreaming" (2010), "Aftermath of a Crisis" (2011) and "DNA Dreams" (2013).
As project director and editor-in-chief for VPRO Television in The Netherlands, Van der Haak initiated Creative Commons distribution of public television programming and developed transmedia and collaborative media projects including Metropolis TV (2008), Urban Century (2009), Aftermath Project (2011) and Multiple Journalism (in production, 2013).
Van der Haak studied dance in Paris, political science (MA 1990) and law (LLM 1992) at the University of Amsterdam and the New School for Social Research in New York and has an M.Sc. degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University (1993).