SYNOPSIS

The year is 1978, a group of electrical engineering students, established an IT company “Iskra Delta computers” in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the USA, this was the tme of Bill Gates, Gary Kildall, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Iskra Delta saw a meteoric rise and constructed the first and world’s largest computer network in China, in 1985. When the company’s technology became too powerful and too big, it attracted the atenton of the CIA, which wanted to prevent the enemy from accessing it. On the other side of the front, the KGB saw Iskra Delta Computers as the final opportunity to make up for Soviet IT shortcomings. The company was also in trouble with the Yugoslav secret police UDBA and the local authorites due to their shortsightedness, corrupton, and proverbial Slovene jealousy. On top of it all, Yugoslavia was facing a bloody breakup.

Biography

Jurij Gruden (1975) graduated in film and television directing from the AGRFT. He is currently working on the documentary project From Sevnica to the White House (in production), Digital Zombies (in development), and on his first fiction feature Down the Highway. From 2010 Gruden directed four documentaries: Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure (2020), Coffee Time (2016), Living Stone (2014), Music from Trieste to Tarvisio (2010).

Filmography

Iskre v času – Svetovni računalniški podvig (2021), Skodelica kave (2016), Živeti kamen (2014), Muzika od Trsta do Trbiža (2010), Na koncu Tržaške (2010), Glasnik slovenske brežine (2008), Edi Šelhaus: Bil sem zraven (2007), Na čakanju (2003), Selitev (2002), Nekoga moraš imeti rad (2001 Triangel (2001), Podobe mesta (2000)

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