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Culture » Kultura | 69 Junaci filma, heroji sveta Kroz priče istaknutih Srba, osim Nikole Tesle i Mihajla Pupina, u lmu ćete imati priliku da upoznate i Volta Bogdanića, trostrukog dobitnika Pulicerove nagrade, Gordanu Vunjak Novaković, jedinu članicu Njujorške akademije nauka, srpske inženjere tvorce Apolo programa, legendarne oskarovce KarlaMaldena, Stiva Tešića i Pitera Bogdanovića i mnoge druge čija su imena utkana u istoriju. U lmu se može čuti priča o Džordžu Fišeru (Đorđu Šagiću), prvom Srbinu u Americi, koga su spasli ribari, po kojima je nazvan, a čije se ime nalazi u Livingstonovoj knjizi 100 znamenitih Amerikanaca, ali i zanimljivosti poput one da je čuvena igračka Dži Aj Džo napravljena po uzoru na Mihajla Pejića. Teslin narod predstavlja i profesora Vladimira Bulovića, koji je u ovom trenutku jedan od vodećih svetskih naučnika u oblasti nano tehnologije… F ROM MY P E RSP ECT I VE Ž E L J KO M I R KOV I Ć, F I LM D I R ECTOR When you say Tesla’s nation, you don’t need an atlas Wewanted toportrayhowmuch our peoplehavecontributed to the development of American society and theworldgenerally. Tomakevisible the capacityof that achievement fromthefirst Serb inAmerica, ĐorđeŠagić, until today Tekst/Words: ŽeljkoMirković Fotografije/Photography: Optimistic film The documentary feature film Tesla Nation, which has been officially nominated for an Oscar in2020, presentsmore than70prominent Serbs who have marked the growth of the United States with their works and achievements, representing anunusual journey through the past and present of one nation, since the first Serb landed on American soil, more than 200 years ago, to the present day. Why Tesla Nation Tesla Nation is a symbol that’s recognised as an opportunity to connect in order to achieve positive objectives. It’s a brand that’s recognised globally. Today we have an opportunity to select Nikola Tesla to be a symbol for the re-establishing of communication, because Tesla is a name that everyone accepts. Champions of the film, heroes of theworld rough the stories of prominent Serbs, alongside Nikola Tesla and Mihajlo Pupin, the film provides you with the opportunity to familiarise yourself with threetime Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich, the only female member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Gordana Vunjak Novaković, the Serbian engineers who were among the creators of the Apollo space programme, legendary Oscar winners Karl Malden [Mladen Sekulović] and Steve Tesich, Peter Bogdanović, and many others whose names have been woven into history. In this film you can hear the story of the first Serb in America, George Fisher (Đorđe Šagić), who was rescued by the fishermen after whomhe was renamed and whose name is included in Livingston’s book 100Notable Americans, but also interesting things like the fact

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