Event details

Followed by a panel discussion with Diana Nenadić (Independent Film critic, Croatia), moderated by Dr Alexander Korb (History, University of Leicester)

Attending this event

Alexander Korb

Alexander Korb is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Leicester. From 2012 until 2018 he was director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He has published widely on various aspects of the Holocaust and related mass crimes in Central and Eastern Europe. His latest book, ‘Intertwined Genocides: Mass Violence in Western Yugoslavia During the Second World War’ was awarded the Wiener Library’s Fraenkel Prize. The English edition is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Diana Nenadić

Diana Nenadić, film critic and editor, has been publishing film reviews and essays in Croatian periodicals since the mid 1980s. As one of few Croatian film critics systematically concerned with documentary and experimental film, she has served as a curator of film programs and retrospectives for various film festivals and exhibitions. Currently, works as the head of the publishing department and the curator of the film archives at the Croatian Film Association. A member of Croatian Film Chronicle‘s editorial board and an external lecturer in film criticism at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.

Films screening at this event

The Diary of Diana B.

Director
Dana Budisavljević
Country
Croatia, Serbia
Year
2019
Duration
88 min

Based on the diaries of Diane Budisavljevic (1941-1945), this captivating docu-drama tells the story of the Innsbruck-born, Catholic woman’s remarkable aid operation in Zagreb during the war. Inspired by similar campaigns run by the local Jewish community, she saved the lives of more than 10,000 – mainly Orthodox Christian – children, making it one of the largest, If relatively unknown, rescue campaigns of the war. Interweaving dramatic enactments with survivors’ testimonies, the film celebrates the incredible heroism of a determined woman, and the many children who owe her their survival.

Winner – Best Festival Film,  Best Director & Audience Award, Pula Film Festival 2019

Nominated – Best Film, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2019

“A remarkably strong piece of cinema.” – Cineuropa