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
Nominee – Best Film, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2019
“A remarkably strong piece of cinema.” – Cineuropa