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John Haptas


John practiced law in Oakland, California before meeting his wife, Kristine Samuelson, and turning to film. He became a documentary editor after several decades of work as a location sound mixer. His editing credits include Soundtrack to a Riot for Frontline World (Emmy Nomination), Hunting the Hidden Dimension, a program on fractal geometry for PBS Nova (“Pierre-Gilles de Gennes” Prize), and Inside Guantanamo Bay, a two-hour National Geographic Explorer special (editor/co-writer; Emmy nominations for Best Documentary and for Writing). With Samuelson, he made the recent Tokyo Waka, a meditation on the crows of Tokyo, and a number of earlier films.