A documentary film ‘Powerless’ based on the backdrop of Kanpur is selected for Berlin Film Festival. This film, already much acclaimed in the international circuit, is based on the power crisis of Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
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The director of the film Fahad Mustafa’s first feature-length documentary ‘FC Chechnya’ was premiered at the 2010 ‘This Human World Film Festival’ in Vienna and won the Audience Award for Best Film. Born in Kanpur Fahad has lived, studied and worked in India, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Previously, Fahad was a researcher with the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, and a freelance writer on energy and development issues in India. He was also Assistant Director of Hot as Hell (2006), a documentary on underground fires that plague coal mines in India.
The Co-Director/Producer of the film Deepti Kakkar has worked on several projects in the field of sustainable livelihood development focusing on South Asia, with international NGOs and research groups. She was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and has previously directed a film on microfinance in India for CARE. Deepti worked on story-development and as production manager on FC Chechnya.