ISKRE V ČASU – Svetovni računalniški podvig

Logline:

Vrtoglavi vzpon in padec slovenskega informacijsko-tehnološkega giganta, ki se na vrhuncu hladne vojne znajde v zakulisju političnih spletk in bitk tajnih služb.

Sinopsis:

Janez Škrubej is convinced that the last battle for the informational technology of the cold war was being fought in Slovenia. Nowadays, this idea makes most people smile.
The documentary uncovers the background of this war. It is the “history” of personal computing, something that – together with tablets and smartphones – increasingly influences our everyday lives. The main protagonist of the documentary is Janez Škrubej, the only managing director of Iskra Delta Computers (in the text called IDC for short) in its history.
It’s 1976 when Janez Škrubej and a group of his electrical engineering classmates establish IT company Iskra Delta in a basement in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The company goes on a meteoric rise, in particular on the Eastern markets. Iskra Delta rapidly becomes self-sufficient, manufacturing and upgrading its own computers using US chips that, due to the embargo, can’t be sent to the Eastern bloc. Because of Yugoslavia’s specific geopolitical stature, Delta is the only company in the socialist milieu with an end-use certificate for American components, and its computers are sold all over China, India and the Soviet Union. When Iskra technology becomes too sophisticated, the company attracts the attention of the CIA that wants to prevent the enemy from accessing it. On the other side of the front, the KGB sees Iskra as a final opportunity to make up for Soviet IT shortcomings. On top of it all, the company is in trouble with Yugoslav secret police UDBA and local authorities due to their short-sightedness, corruption and the proverbial Slovene jealousy.

Režiser o filmu:

Osemdeseta leta 20. stoletja, ki so se začela s smrto Josipa Broza Tita in končala z razpadom Jugoslavije, v Evropi pa s koncem bipolarnosti, propadom socializma in evropskim združevanjem, so eno najbolj vznemirljivih obdobij sodobne evropske zgodovine. So čas, ko staro še ni zamrlo, novo pa se še ni oblikovalo, v tem obdobju je nastal eden najuspešnejših gospodarskih podvigov. Entuziazem, ki je gnal takratne post hippy gigse, me je navdahnil pri nastanku te neverjetne zgodbe.

Festivali:

TBC.

Avtorska ekipa:

Režija in scenarij: JURIJ GRUDEN
Po knjigi «Hladna vojna za informacijsko tehnologijo» Janeza Škrubeja
Producentka: IDA WEISS
Koproducentka: TANJA GRUDEN
Montažer: MILOŠ KALUSEK
Direktor fotografije: RADOVAN ČOK
Oblikovanje zvoka: JULIJ ZORNIK
Snemalec zvoka: VJEKOSLAV MIKEZ

Technical Data:

Documentarni/Ključne besede: Informacijska tehnologija, Računalniki, Zgodovina, Jugoslavija, ZDA, Sovjetska zveza, Kitajska, Indija

Dolžina: 85 min.
Jezik: slovenski, angleški, kitajski, ruski, nemški
Format: DCP, barvni, 25fps
Razmerje: 1:1,85
Zvok: 5.1
Leto produkcije: 2020
Država produkcije: Slovenija

Nastopajoči:

JANEZ ŠKRUBEJ, INŽENIRJI ISKRE DELTE, KEN OLSON, TITO, NIXON, …

Produkcija:

SENCA STUDIO

Koproducenti:
RTV SLOVENIJA
AVI FILM

Finančna podpora:
Slovenski filmski center, Filmski studio Viba film