American Slovenian Inventors and Innovators
This short film is about Edi Gobec, author of the book Slovenian American Inventors and Innovators. It introduces over a hundred members of a relatively small and often unknown nationality group who have pursued - and in many instances captured - the American Dream and in the process substantially contributed to prosperity and progress of America and often of the entire world. No fewer than forty chapters and more than sixty sketches "list the marks left by these men and women on Earth and in Space" (Cardinal Franc Rode). Contributions by these inventors, Inventors of the Year, and innovators have affected almost everyone in the civilized world and beyond, ranging from birthing beds, infant car safety seats, Gerber Baby Foods and meat industry; labor-saving devices, polyester and textiles, the strongest fibers on earth, calculators, computers, microwave products; Press-O-Jet mass inoculation, medicines and medical records; GPS, water treatment installations in 77 countries and printing of newspapers and magazines in 46 countries; intercontinental and space missiles, weather prediction; automobile, bus, ferry and airplane industry, including Boeing 747 which, according to astronaut Neil Armstrong "forever changed long distance travel". For many, this book will be an eye-opener. For the young and also for not so young of any nationality it may also be an inspiration.
Year of production: 2017
Production: Studio Siposh
Producer: American Slovenian Education Foundation
Director of photography: David Sipoš
Editor: Matjaž Feguš
Sound design: Tim Žibrat