Person - Bjerre, Jens (1921-)

Bjerre, Jens (1921-)




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Bjerre, Jens (1921-)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Denmark  1921-03-16 - existente actualmente


Jens Bjerre is a Danish adventurer, writer and director (especially of documentaries).

He began as a journalist of province diaries and political publisher since 1943 until 1947. He belonged to the resistance group BOPA during the Second World War. His life is mainly marked by being adventurous and a travel journalist. He arrived at South Africa in 1947 where he got in contact with the Bushmen, of which he made the film Kalahari, centered in his rituals. In the decade of 1960, he spent a very long period with the indigenous of the north of Australia about whom he would write countless stories in "Lost Words" (2005). He was president of the Danish version of Eventyrernes Klub (The Adventurers' Club of Denmark) in 1977. He was married with Katty Marie Bjerre. He is well-known because of his scientific expeditions in collaboration with the Royal Geographical Society of London and the National Museum.

World War, 1939-1945

Description: Formo parte de la resistencia BOPA en Dinamarca durante al IIGM

Date of the event: 1939 - 1945




Lugar de Nacimiento:

Denmark in 1921-03-16

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