is the documentary filmmaker and news cameraman who through his travels since late-70´s and in over +80 countries has given us a glimpse into the world out there in war and peace.
He has portrayed locations as the Middle East and Africa's conflicts and with her constant transformation. From disasters like the big tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, The Gaza strip in Palestine, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, and The townships of South Africa, Europe, Russia, South Americas and the U.S.A.
But what has been, on a more personal level the biggest thing and meant the most for him, is the contact with indigenous peoples worldwide.
Travels to the America's indigenous peoples; Australia origin population and the Nordic Sámi are part of these trips. And this is an ongoing story.
Meetings like these are seen in his films, photographs and paintings.
Hasse is grateful and humble to these people´s and feel it is time now.
Time to give back and contribute to a sustainable change for all of us.
In a forthcoming series of books and movies he will try to give a balanced picture of what these people want to tell us. It's about our survival and the feedback to Nature.
Or as they express it, the respect for mother earth.
In 1997 Hasse produces two 1 hour documentaries together with Annika Dopping for Tv4. "The Wise Indians" included interwievs with Katherine Smith, her daughter Mary Katherine, Pauline Whitesinger, Little Dan, Oren Lyons, Clan Mother Audrey Shenandoah, Arvol Looking Horse and Chief William Commanda. The documentaries have been aired three times on Tv4.
When I introduce myself, I often hear myself saying that I am a ridinginstructor, but I work as a Tvreporter. And that might be a good way of describing me. My heart will always be in the world of horses and horsesport, but working as a reporter for over 30 years have given me a good life, lots of travel and served to still some of my curiosity.
I got my education as a riding-instructor at Strömsholm, the Military Riding Academy of Sweden, between1978 and 1981. The trainers at the academy during that period were still mostly military officers, many of them olympic riders in either dressage or showjumping. I feel privileged to have had the possibility to train for them. They taught not only riding, but also a bit of diciplin, that have served me well in my other carreer as a reporter.
My journalistic education I got at Skurups Folkhögskola, a one year education outside of the universitysystem. About 500 apply every year and 25 are accepted. That was a proud moment when I realized I got trough that needles eye.
Since 1982 I have worked mostly on radio and Tv. My decision to go into journalism was guided by three things. Curiosity, an urge to tell stories and a wish to bring the stories, the voices and the knowledge of the indigenous nations out into the rest of the world.
Which I have done, both by traveling and producing reportages and by interwieving every native person with an agenda that passed by Sweden!
As a reporter I have also have had the possibility to cover the politics of the Scandinavian countries.
I have gotten to travel to places I wouold maybe not have seen otherwise, like Sarajevo and the Shetland Islands...
I have covered some of the big criminal trials, fx after the assasinations of two of our most wellknown politicians, Olof Palme and Anna Lindh. And recently I covered the terrorattacks and the aftermath of them in Norway.
I have had the possibility to meet and interview people I admiered, like Onondaga faithkeeper Oren Lyons and rocksinger Patti Smith. And I have interviewed people I did'nt know I should admire, but very much did after meeting them. Like designer Tricia Guild and humanrights activist Bianca Jagger.
It's been a good life, and sometimes I have had the possibility to give a voice to people trying to make a better world for us all – like in this project.