Dr Andrija Štampar, Visionary

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  • 2012
  • 60'
  • HDCAM
  • color, black & white
  • Orig. Title: Dr. Andrija Štampar, vizionar

Andrija Štampar was Croatia’s leading authority in the field of epidemiology and a pioneer of preventive medicine. A renowned scientist and professor at the University of Zagreb, he spent three years (1933-1936) in China as a representative of the League of Nations, where he helped develop the country’s health service. During WWII he was arrested by the Nazis and kept in custody in Graz in Austria. He was one of the founders of the World Health Organization (WHO) and promoted public health in Afghanistan, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. He wrote the introductory declaration of the Statute of the WHO and was the first president of this organization. In 1948, Andrija Štampar was the chairman of the first WHO General Assembly in Geneva.

Director
Mladen Juran
Screenplay
Mladen Juran, prof. Jadranka Božikov, Ph.D.
Cinematography
Igor Juran
Editing
Zoltan Wagner
Producer
Mladen Juran
Production
Adriatic Art Media Film
Co-production
Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)

Mladen Juran (1942) is a Croatian director and screenwriter. He first became involved with film and theatre when he studied dramatic arts at the Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) in Paris (1965-1969). While still in France, he was taught by Lee Strasberg, director of the famous Actors Studio in New York. Since then, Juran has made over 200 short films, feature films, TV films and documentaries, including the full-length feature Thirty Horses (1987), which he directed from a screenplay by Ivo Brešan. Juran's career highlights include a stage production of Poet's Fate by Tihomil Maštrović, which he directed for the Croatian National Theatre, Rijeka in 1995, and four feature films: Thirty Horses (1987), The Tin Heart (1994), Transatlantic (1998, official Croatian Selection for the 1998 Academy Awards, winner of four Golden Arenas at Pula Film Festival 1998), and The Sunken Cemetery (2002).

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