„If we use fuel to get our power we are living on our capital – this method is barbarous.“
Nikola Tesla 1900
ALL ABOUT TESLA – THE RESEARCH
82 Mins., 2007; w engl./germ./serb.-croat. sub-titles
Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in what was then the Austrian Empire. He studied in Graz and Prague to become an electrical engineer. After his emigration to the United States in 1884 Tesla patented the Alternating Current (AC) system we still use today. Around 1900, his vision was to transmit energy without wires so that everybody could have energy for free. Tesla’s vision failed. Today, he is almost forgotten – so the director Michael Krause went to find out All About Tesla. He started his research in New York City.
Today, it is necessary to find new energy resources. Fossil fuels will run out soon and they have to be replaced. To the present day, nobody knows by what. 100 years ago, Nikola Tesla worked on the forefront to answer this question. Tesla saw the ‘ambient medium’ as the energy source of our future. He wanted to tap into this ‘eternal source of energy of the Universe’.
Nikola Tesla’s vision of free energy is a concept for the 21st century. Modern science has discovered that more than 70 percent of the Universe is dark energy. Can we tap into it? Tesla said: yes, we can.
In ALL ABOUT TESLA – THE RESEARCH director Michael Krause visits important places in Nikola Tesla’s life, he meets with busy researchers and adamant fans. Exclusive interviews with scientists, politicians and other personalities of today reflect the inspiring influence of Nikola Tesla on their research. The film shows how the memory of Tesla survived and how it was kept alive. What do people do with Tesla’s inventions, ideas and visions today?
Tesla’s 150th anniversary was celebrated in 2006. The city of Niagara Falls, Canada, commissioned a monument to Nikola Tesla. The sculpture was unveiled in July 2006. The film follows the creative process of building the bronze Tesla statue by artist Les Drysdale. During the film, Tesla’s birthplace Smiljan, Croatia, was turned into the “Tematski Park Nikola Tesla”. This transformation marks the growing interest in Nikola Tesla, the most underrated genius of the technological era.