A screening of Željko Mirković’s award-winning documentary Tesla Nation was organized at the United Nations in New York on Thursday, October 17th. The screening will be attended by: Milan Milanović, Ambassador of Serbia to the UN, Miloš Rastović (Serbian National Federation), co-writer, and Željko Mirković (director and producer).

The film is a journey through the past and present of a nation, from the first Serb on American soil more than 200 years ago to the present day. Through the stories of prominent Serbs, in addition to Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, the viewers will also meet the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Volta Bogdanicć, Gordana Vunjak-Novaković, the only female member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Serbian engineers in the Apollo program , the legendary Oscar-winners Karl Malden, Steve Tesic, and Peter Bogdanovich, as well as many others whose names have found a place in history.  All these people left their mark, not only in the United States of America, where they lived and worked, but their names are embedded in Serbian history, too. Their stories speak not only of their success, they speak of our entire nation and its potential, which outgrows local or national boundaries.

More than 70 prominent Serbian-Americans appear in the film, which features their work and achievements. The director and producer of the film is Željko Mirković, and in the role of Nikola Tesla is played by Jack Dimić. This feature-length documentary was produced by Optimistic Films and RTS, at the initiative of the Tesla Science Foundation of Philadelphia, and it was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the US Embassy in Belgrade, Creative Industries Council of the Government of Serbia, Film Center of Serbia  Go4Yu, and the Serb National Federation.

Tesla Nation has qualified for the Academy Award for best documentary.

More about the film here: http://www.fcs.rs/americka-premijera-i-nagrada-za-teslin-narod-zeljka-mirkovica/