Indian doc receives grant from Sundance
The Sundance Institute recently announced the 25 feature-length documentary films that will receive $550,000 in grants, selected from 696 submissions from 104 countries.
Powerless is set in Kanpur, a city with 15-hour power cuts, where a nimble young electrician provides robin-hood style services to the poor. Meanwhile, the first female chief of the electricity supply company is on a mission to dismantle the illegal connections, for good.
Powerless was also one among the four projects selected for the 2012 Sundance Institute Composers + Documentary Lab in October 2012 where Mustafa and Kakkar were paired with composer Ed Barguiarena to compose an original score for a section of the documentary.