Hillie Molenaar

Biography: Hillie Molenaar (born 1945) is a documentary filmmaker. 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 the assistant to the legendary Joris Ivens before she formed Molenwiek Film in Amsterdam with Joop van Wijk in 1978. Jointly they have produced and directed many award winning documentaries and short films. Molenaar has since formed her own production company HM Films in 1995, and has taught with the Zelig School for Documentary, Television and New Media.

– AFF, Inc.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Crossroads (1997);
The Daily Nation (2000).

Protest Garden (1974);
Abortus doe je niet zomaar (1975);
Abortus, van breinaald tot politiek steekspel (1978);
The Factory (1979);
Dochters van de Nijl (1982);
Alter Ego, Brieven van een dokter in Africa (1986);
Cannot Run Away (1988);
Journey on the Bamako-Dakar (1989);
Change (1990);
Isingiro Hospital (1993);
Enigma, gedachten van een grootmeester (1993);
Crossroads (1997);
The Daily Nation (2000).