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Patrons Ken Loach & Paul Laverty
Wed 9 Oct
Scottish Premiere + discussion (Edinburgh)
“Gritty and eye-opening" Hollywood Reporter
For the 3.5 million citizens of Kanpur, India, blackouts last longer than normal electrical service, setting the stage for a farcical and arguably avoidable standoff between the city’s elect and its self-proclaimed Robin Hood. As sparks fly and people rush to pour water on burning transistors, everything goes dark. It’s business as usual for Loha Singh, whose mission is to reconnect small-time entrepreneurs with power they can’t afford. Meanwhile, the embattled director of state-run electricity faces down corruption, and cynical politicians try to cash in on the fallout, begging the question: is access to electricity for the 1.5 billion people living without it a fundamental right, or an unsustainable promise?
Screening introduced by Nick Dearden (Director, World Development Movement), followed by discussion and ideas for practical action with Dorothy Guerrero, co-ordinator of the Climate and Environmental Justice Programme for Focus on the Global South (based in Thailand), Stuart Haszeldine OBE (University of Edinburgh) and Nicholas Gubbins (Director, Community Energy Scotland).
EDINBURGH’S POWERFUL – A “SCANDALOUS” WALKING TOUR
Join the World Development Movement at 15:30 on the 9th October for an entertaining walking tour immediately prior to Powerless and unearth some hidden truths in Edinburgh’s financial district:about the dark magic your private or tax-payer money might be financing vs. the green and pleasant futures it could be. Check out the video below and then get booking: www.wdm.org.uk
Walk finishes at Filmhouse in time for the screening – advance booking for Powerless advised.
Also on the 5th, 16th and 26th October.
Screening with the short film Access to Energy: Fighting Poverty (3min)Region: India
Key themes: poverty (global)
Times, contributors, bookingBooking information
Tickets to be booked via Filmhouse box office by phone: 0131 228 2688, in person or using the link below
Tickets for the guided walk need to be booked in advance through www.wdm.org.uk.
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