"Beast of the Balkans" inexplicably - in the light of Western media's MO in treating the Serbs - reverts to the documented historical facts which place the Croat fascist regime at the forefront of the Nazi genocidal policies, oftentimes exceeding its mentor's expectations in brutality and gravity of its actions' historical consequences. Abundant in archival footage, the documentary brings forth the faces of evil in Ante Pavelic, Maks Luburic and especially Dinko Sakic, who had the honor of being the actual subject of the movie's title. The authors effectively captured the genocide committed against Serbs, and Jews and Gypsies to a lesser degree, complete with the murderous sentiments behind the extermination program, the policy of thirds, and the gruesome execution of the plan with the focus on the Jasenovac death camp, which connects the narrative to Dinko Sakic, its "director." Dinko Sakic, in turn, with his wartime role, his escape, arrest, trial and eventual death, serves as the motivation for making the movie, the main protagonist and the recent testament that the Croat fascist legacy lives on in the reincarnated Croat state of the present.
Perhaps the most far-reaching effect "Beast of the Balkans" intended to make on its audience is the solidifying of the historical truth that the Catholic Church and its highest priest in Croatia, Archbishop Aloysius Stepinac, wholeheartedly supported the mass murders of non-Croats, blessed the extermination enterprise and even actively participated. Pope John Paul II, however, beatified Stepinac, confirming not only the impenitence over the mass murder committed and complicity in it, but also revealing the continuity of the active and deliberate role the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic establishment played in the Croat genocidal politics.
As I said at the top, I'm not aware of World Media Rights' Serbian connection, and I'm still puzzled as to why they would stand out and decide to tell the truth. And in 30 minutes, they've said everything that could have fit. Yes, there was a couple of omissions - not fallacies, but useful facts fallen through cracks - I'm willing to live with and blame it on the tight rundown. Now, I haven't done the research yet on how World Media Rights' other works treat the historical facts, but this one piece was well done and I have to commend it as a history buff and especially as a Serb hungry for the truth to make its way into the Western mainstream.