Sponsored by: Spinale Automotive & Northey Street House B&B
Directed by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar
FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE – Sparks will fly! POWERLESS (KATIYABAAZ) sheds light on the electrical supply shortage in an industrial suburb of Kanpur, India. The story unfurls along miles of tangled copper wires which mirror the diabolical complexity which unfolds in several towns and cities across the country. A picture emerges of a modern dystopia encompassing urban decay and desperation due to the lack of electricity. Underlying the localized crisis in Kanpur is the glaring energy poverty in India, where a third of the population is often without power and the rest grapple with frequent power-cuts that dictate their own terms. POWERLESS points to the universal need for dependable electrical power while exploring this theme in one of the world’s most ascendant economies.