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Tesla Nation, documentary by Zeljko Mirkovic

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Zeljko Mirkovic, director of documentary Tesla Nation

A long time ago, Nikola Tesla, one of the most appreciated inventors in the world, came, as an immigrant, to America to continue his life and work in the new country. Through his devotion to hard work, he became one of the most renowned inventors in the history of humankind, but he never forgot his Serbian heritage, tradition, and language. Tesla is not the only Serbian immigrant who has come to America to continue his life and work in the country that offers numerous opportunities for everyone. This was the theme of the documentary Tesla Nation created by Serbian movie director Zeljko Mirkovic. 

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Nikola Tesla, one of the most respected scientists in the world

“Michael Pupin, Serbian-American physicist, physical chemist and philanthropist, Walt Bogdanich, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Gordana Vunjak Novakovic, the only female member of the New York Academy of Science, Karl Malden, the legendary Academy Award winner, Steve Tesic, Peter Bogdanovich…

Lolita Davidovich, Hollywood actress

Famous Hollywood actress Lolita Davidovich has Serbian background

These are just some of the famous names that had significant roles in the history of the United States. And, when a nation has individuals like these people, it seems strange that a story about them has not been told yet. That’s why I decided to make a documentary about remarkable people who came from Serbia to America and, like Nikola Tesla, have achieved great results in this country“, Mirkovic said.

Vladimir Bulovic

Vladimir Bulović holds the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology and is the MIT School of Engineering’s Associate Dean for Innovation

Talking about the beginning of making this movie, Mirkovic said that idea was created in 2014, when the Tesla Science Foundation organized the celebration ‘“200 Years of Serbs in America” in Philadelphia. “At that time I was promoting my  documentary ‘The Second Meeting’. I talked to Nikola Loncar, the president of Tesla Foundation about the project that will tell a story about Serbian people in the United States. Tesla Science Foundation initiated project Tesla Nation and I started working on film production. It took me more than four years to finish the movie. It’s been a journey from the East to the West Coast, the journey through the past, from the first Serbian immigrant George Fisher, who immigrated to America in 1814, until present days”, Mirkovic said.

Why did you give your movie a name Tesla Nation?

Mim Bizich

Entire diaspora knows wonderful Mrs. Mim Bizic. she is famous for her enthusiasm and patriotism. She was former supervisor at University of Pittsburg

Tesla Nation is a symbol of the possibility of bonding to achieve positive goals. That is a symbol that doesn’t require a geographical explanation. That is a globally recognized brand which states that positive values can only be achieved by efforts and results.

What would you like to achieve with this movie? What was your goal?

Djordje Koldzic

Djordje Koldzic, Attending Psychiatrist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

The movie searches for the identity of a nation, and the nation is best represented by its people. I think that the Serbian nation has so much to offer and a lot to be proud of. The participants in my documentary movie recognized the value of the project and, for that reason, they’ve been open to tell their life stories.

There are many remarkable people in your movie. Some of them were born here, some of them arrived later, but all of them have undivided love toward motherland Serbia. How did you and chose them?

Gordana Vunjak Novakovic

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Serbian American biomedical engineer, University professor at Columbia University, as well as a Mikati Foundation professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences. She also heads the laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering at Columbia University 

More than 70 prominent Serbs who made their marks in the United States of America by their work and accomplishments appeared in the film. This is a story about our nation that made a global mark through its people.

What is the biggest difference between old and new waves immigration?

Sasha Novakovich

Sasa Novakovic, Founder & CEO at Alchemy in San Francisco, California

The last generation of people who emigrated from Serbia has still fresh memories of the places they were growing up. They have families in Serbia and they have contact with them on a daily basis. Older generations of Serbian immigrants try to retain their identity by exploring Serbian culture, country, and heritage. They didn’t forget who they are and they are proud of their Serbian identity.

What would you like motherland Serbia to learn through the movie? What would you like Serbian immigration to learn?

Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovic, famous Hollywood move director

We are all one. People and knowledge are the greatest strength of any nation, no matter where they live. We need to find a way to connect to each other and to create our global network. By creating harmony among each other, we are building wisdom for the present and the future.

Tesla Nation posterPoster for the movie Tesla Nation 

The movie was archived at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Harvard University Library, Columbia University Library, Yale University Library, Hilandar Research Library, Ohio State University and many others across of America.

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Banksy – the coolest, uninvited guest at Venice Biennale

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Recognizable Banksy’s graffiti style – war, refugees and children suffering

“Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason, I’ve never been invited,” said graffiti artist Banksy in his video post on Instagram on Tuesday, May 22, about ongoing Venice Biennale in Italy. He posted a short video of him (or someone who could be him) selling artworks on the Grand Canal in Venice and talking to more or less curious bystanders and policemen who asked him for the permit to sell his artwork on the street.

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“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale…”

Within just a few hours, nearly two million people viewed his video and left more than 11,000 comments. “Legend”, “Never gets it wrong”, “Thank you from the Venetians”, “Maybe you’ve never been I’ve been invited here because you live very deep in our hearts, so they could not find you “, “You rule without rules”. These emotional comments are just some of the posts his fans wrote on his page giving him undivided support. 

Bansky komentari citalaca

Within just couple oh hours more that 11,000 people wrote on Banksy’s Instagram page giving him undivided support for his activism and artwork 

With this Tuesday video, the most elusive British graffiti artist, pretty much confirmed his presence in Venice. People were already speculated about it during last several days after the mural of a migrant child with a neon pink flare appeared on the wall of the old Venetian building, right above the water, in the Dorsoduro area in Venice. 


“Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale.”

Since that mural emerged on the wall of decrepit building, the entire art world, media, Banksy’s admirers, and Venetians,  eagerly waited for the confirmation that the migrant little girl is his work and that he is indeed somewhere in the town. These assumptions were strongly based not only on Bansky’s recognizable graffiti style, but more on the dominant theme in his latest work – war, refugees and children suffering.


The most mysterious and elusive graffiti artist in the world

His short video on Instagram confirmed that he is indeed in Venice, but not as an invited guest at Venice Biennale, more as a gerila artist and intruder.
But, he also proved that his art installation is the most original, despite the fact that he goes against the establishment and its rules. 


One more time, he tricked art establishment and showed them that he is, again, one step ahead of everyone.


Milica Puric,Urban Culture Tribe, 2019 ©

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