Regional Competition

Children from Petriček Hill

Miran Zupanič

The film talks about the children who were imprisoned together with their parents in the war camp Teharje near Celje. In June 1945 the children were separated from their parents and taken to a children camp, Petriček; their parents were killed without having been tried at court and buried in unknown places. The children were submitted to a severe reeducation, forced into abandoning their true identity and assuming a new one. They lost their parents and their childhood, and they were inflicted wounds so deep that have not healed up to today.

Miran Zupanič

Miran Zupanič, born in 1961, graduated from law and from film and television directing at the University of Ljubljana. He works as a university professor of film directing. He directs documentary and feature films. His feature films Operation Cartier and Radio.doc participated in many international film festivals and received several awards. ‘Operation Cartier’ was awarded the Circom Regional Grand Prix Fiction in 1992 and Circom Regional Award in 1992 for Best Direction while in 1995 ‘Radio.doc’ was awarded the Golden Metod Badjura Award.

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Otroci s Petrička

2007, 95', color/bw, video

Directed by:
Miran Zupanič

Screenplay by:
Miran Zupanič

Janez Kališnik

Edited by:
Jaka Kovačič

Bojana Šaljič

Franci Zajc

Produced by:
Arsmedia Ljubljana