The documentary film “Tesla Nation” which talks about 70 famous Serbs in America, their contribution to the development of humanity and the creation of the history of the United States, has qualified for the Oscars, the prestigious award of the US Academy of Motion Pictures, in the feature documentary category.
The film is directed by Zeljko Mirkovic and is made by Optimistic Film and Radio Television of Serbia. It premiered in October last year in Belgrade and was subsequently screened in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Boston, Miami and New Jersey.
“In autumn this year, the film will be distributed, promoted and screened in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco and other cities. Also, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden are also interested in distributing it,” Mirkovic said.
The film is an unusual journey through the past and the present of a nation, from the disembarkation of the first Serb on the American soil more than 200 years ago to the present day.
Through the stories of prominent Serbs, including Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, the viewers will have the opportunity to meet the triple winner of the Pulitzer Prize Walt Bogdanic, Gordana Vunjak Novaković, the only woman member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Serbian engineers who participated in creating the Apollo space programme, the legendary Oscar winners Karl Malden, Steve Tesic and Peter Bogdanovich and many others whose name was embedded in the US history.
The film was made at the initiative of the Tesla Science Foundation in Philadelphia, and is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the US Embassy in Belgrade, the Creative Industries Council, founded by the Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, the Serbian Film Centre, Go4Yu, Vinci Airport Serbia – Nikola Tesla Airport.
Actor Jack Dimich plays the main role of Nikola Tesla and the film lasts 83 minutes.
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