Deeply troubled by the persecution of innocent mothers and children in Nazi-occupied Croatia, Diana, a distinguished Austrian, undertakes what is to become one of the largest rescue campaigns of World War II - one that saved 10,000 children from certain death. Eighty years later, few survivors return to the ruins of former camps only to find out that they owe their lives to the determination of one woman. Through its fragmentary structure, an amalgam of archival footage, survivors’ accounts, and scenes depicted by Diana in her diary entries, the film attempts to create a cinematic encounter between those the history has unjustly torn asunder: a selfless woman and the children she had saved.
DOCUFICTION / 88 min / Hulahop with December film and This and That productions
The developmet of this project was helped by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and MEDIA program. The production is being co-funded by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Slovenian Film Center, the Serbian Film Centre and Eurimages - European Cinema Support Fund and Croatian Radiotelevision.
* The film was developed under the name of 'Dianina lista' / 'Diana's List' and the name was changed in the final stage under the name 'Dnevnik Diane Budisavljević' / 'The Diary od Diana B.'
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