Albert Balink

Film director

1906 – 1976

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Who was Albert Balink?

Albert Henrica Everardus Catherina Balink was a Dutch-Indonesian journalist and filmmaker who made important contributions to the Indonesian cinema in the 1930s. Born in the Netherlands, he made his start in the Dutch East Indies as a journalist writing extensively on film. Having learned filmmaking from books, in the mid-1930s he released a documentary and two feature films. In 1938 he immigrated to the United States and married, founding and becoming the editor of The Knickerbocker. His two feature films, Pareh and Terang Boelan, have been considered the most important films from the Dutch East Indies of the 1930s.

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Born
Aug 3, 1906
Netherlands
Also known as
  • Albert Henrica Everardus Catherina Balink
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Nationality
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
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Died
Feb 1, 1976
United States of America

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on July 23, 2013

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