Gudac Tiha Klara
Basil in the Stone
Three generations and six decades ago a young man disappeared for four years. During this time both him and his family suffered wounds that broke them for years. This young man was my grandfather, and his family is my family. For decades the subject of grandfather’s prison days remained taboo. Our family was built on screaming pain hidden under the veil of silence. With the fall of communism we learned that my grandfather was interned in the Gulag-like camp Goli Otok (Naked Island). Last year a group of our close family friends appeared in a newspaper, and the headline read - Naked Island survivors speak out for the first time. Through grandpa’s fellow inmates, members of our family and sealed archives I am able to find a connection to my grandfather which I did not have in his lifetime.
TIHA K. GUDAC(Zagreb, 1982) Is a graduate student of Film Production at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. She also has a University degree in Business Economics. Her early work experience includes theatre acting and production, PR, marketing, and intensive involvement in non-profit sector, mostly in conflict resolution and reconciliation. Over the recent years she has primarily worked as a producer of short films , but also on crews of feature fiction films. Some of the short films she has produced have been awarded at different film festivals; and she has received an award as the Best Croatian Student Producer in 2007. Since 2008 she was an employee a production company In Fine (Zagreb) working as a producer of Short animated films , TVCs and cultural projects.She has just left that job in order to devote herself to the completion of her documentary film project. Since 2008 she has been working as a producer of ZagrebDox Pitching Forum. She is currently living in Zagreb where she is devoting most of her creative energy to the completion of the film “Naked” which is a first film as a director.
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