“TOWER TO THE PEOPLE” is the culmination of over 14 years of research into Nikola Tesla’s work conducted by filmmaker/co-author Joseph Sikorski and co-author Michael Calomino. The documentary details the struggle of the visionary scientist who dreamed of connecting the world while providing wireless energy to even the most remote places on the globe from his Wardenclyffe lab. Though Tesla was forced to abandon his dream there, almost a century later a new generation picked up the torch, hoping to rescue the historic property from decay, and preserve it forever. The tragic narrative of Tesla’ s humanitarian endeavor becomes inspirational through the stories of various groups of dedicated people, who by using technology Tesla himself helped develop, ultimately saved this historic symbol from extinction. From a local non-profit organization, to a popular web-comic known as ‘the Oatmeal’, to the generosity of people throughout the world, “TOWER TO THE PEOPLE-Tesla’s Dream at Wardenclyffe Continues” documents how the world united to correct a great historical injustice, and help vindicate a nearly forgotten inventor’s long, hard struggle. Director Joseph Sikorski’s joins us to talk about one of the most important and most underappreciated scientist since Galileo.
On September 27th, 2015 Sikorski, who previously won the 2014 Tesla Spirit Award from the Tesla Science Foundation, was one of four recipients of the “2015 Tesla Innovation Award,” presented by European Angel Investor of the Year Dusan Stojanovic in San Francisco.