Director - Sada Rajiah, Desire Prevost
Genre - History, Nikola Tesla
Duration - 1 hour 4 minutes
Country - Mauritius
Language - English
Year - 2021
SYNOPSIS : The debate on the use of renewable energy against fossil fuels is never ending. One man, with an Airplane ticket in hand, along with a mind filled with hopes and dreams, landed in Mauritius. His name is Deane Thomas.
Parallel Lives depicts his life journey and inspiring experiences; his meeting with Tomislav Tesla in 2014 provided him with a new insight for the future.
Parallel Lives will demonstrate the evolution of electricity. Furthermore, we will reveal the undeniable parallel lives of three men born in different eras.
Nikola Tesla, born and raised in the Austrian empire. He was a physicist, engineer and inventor who gained fame from his many inventions. Despite the many highs and lows during his life, Tesla contributed greatly to the world. His first accomplishment lies in Niagara Fall's hydro power station, where in 1896, his invention brought electricity to USA.
At the same time in Mauritius another genius, "Major" Ibrahim Atchia was born. His father immigrated to Mauritius as a trader. Major Atchia started his first experiments playing in a small stream behind his family home. Here he created his visions of the future. Together with his brothers, the Reduit Hydro Power plant became a reality in 1901.
Major Atchia, like Tesla in USA, had steered Mauritius in a completely new direction. He too had brought electricity to a place that had never experienced it before. Neither of these men knew of the other, or their incredible work.
Today, Deane Thomas together with Tomislav Tesla have plans for Mauritius. Parallel Lives, will show their projects, technologies and visions, as well as a clear image for a brighter future.
DMOFF AWARD -
Official Selection March 2021