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Give A Damn Dating: Powerless

Give A Damn Dating: Powerless

What happens when the lights go out? According to the World Bank over 1.2 billion people are without access to electricity worldwide, most of them in Africa and Asia. In India, one of the world’s fastest developing economies a third of the population is bereft of this basic need and the rest grapple with power-cuts that dictate their own terms.

Whilst many in the Western world are searching for new ways to slow down their relationship with technology to prevent burn out , in Kanpur, India, where frequent power cuts can last up to 15 hours, the story is very different. The award winning documentary Powerless tells Loha’s story – a robin-hood figure who steals electricity and charges the rich to provide free connections in impoverished neighbourhoods. However, as the city develops the new chief of Kanpur Electricity Supply Company wants to clean up the city and is working on a mission to eliminate both powerlessness and electricity-theft…

Join us for our first Give A Damn Dating: documentary screening and dive into the discussions that will inevitably follow, those that get us going! This is the first of many to come…

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Date
Mar 19th
Time
18:00 - 21:00
Location
Entry fee Free

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