Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Zsuzsa Zádori, with OSA since 1995, is a Senior Audio-visual Archivist. She holds an MA in Hungarian Literature and Ethnography from Kossuth University in Debrecen, Hungary, and certificates in Audio-Visual Management from the University of New South Wales (1999), and Electronic Records Management from aiim.org (2012). Zsuzsa has curated film series of propaganda, fiction and non-fiction works and made video installations for exhibitions concerning the Cold War, communism, and human rights at OSA. She launched and directed the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest between 2004 and 2008. She also collaborated in the No Roma video installation, a collage of racist films about Roma, exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Intermittently, Zsuzsa has worked at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UN-ICTR) as Audio-Visual Archivist in charge of audio redaction (2008-2012), and was Manager of the Chechen Archives in Bern, Switzerland, from 2012 to February 2013. At OSA, Zsuzsa is in charge of audio-visual digitzation for preservation and access, and collaborates in developing metadata schemes and best practices for description of moving image and sound collections.