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Indian doc receives grant from Sundance

By NewsDesk • Published on December 18, 2012

powerlessIndian documentary Powerless directed by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar has been selected for a Production/Post-production grant from Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP).

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.

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