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Would you risk your life to flip a switch? In Kanpur, India, putting oneself in harm’s way to deliver electrical power is all too common. Powerless sheds light on the opposing corners of this political ring, from an electrical Robin Hood tapping wires for neighbors to the myopic utility company whose failure to understand economics forces it deeper into financial disarray. This vibrant exposé gives a whole new meaning to the words “power struggle.”
|Director||Fahad Mustafa, Deepti Kakkar|
|Genre||Social Issues / Human Interest / Economy|
|Air Date (JST)||Mon., Dec. 5, 2016 *rerun
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Born in Kanpur, grew up in the Middle East, and has lived, studied and worked in India, Europe and North America. Fahad was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and has previously worked as a researcher with the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and as a freelance writer on energy and development issues in India. Fahad lives in New Delhi, India. Fahad’s first feature-length documentary [FC Chechnya] premiered in 2010 and won the Audience Award for Best Film at the This Human World Film Festival in Vienna.
Born in Delhi, Deepti has been engaged in issues of social development sustainable livelihood for the last 10 years. She has previously directed a film on microfinance in India, and worked on story-development and as production manager on FC Chechnya. Deepti lives in Ghaziabad, India.