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Power Trip (Home DVD)

by Paul Devlin

Corruption, assassination, street rioting and absurd culture clash highlight the electricity crisis in post-Soviet Tbilisi, Georgia.
Genre: World: Eastern European
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This version of POWER TRIP is for Home Use only and does not include special classroom features. Also, it does not include educational, public performance or circulation rights.

For these features and rights, please buy the the POWER TRIP Educational DVD:

"Gripping! A Real-Life Thriller!"
-- LA Weekly

Five-time Emmy award-winner Paul Devlin (SLAMNATION - captures a comic clash of cultures that combusts when an American energy company, AES, tries to transform the dysfunctional electricity distribution
system in Tbilisi, capital of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Struggling against corruption, assassination, and street rioting, AES manager Piers Lewis must convince the Georgians to pay for, rather than steal electricity.

This "compelling and passionate tale of a country rebuilding itself" (Hollywood Reporter) has "suspense, comedy and some colorful characters" (Variety) and develops into an "increasingly absurdist standoff between Communist-inspired cynicism and tenacious capitalist zeal."
(New York Daily News).

"Superbly balanced and organized!"
-- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

POWER TRIP has screened worldwide in over 120 countries and broadcast on the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens. The movie has received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination, a Grierson Award Nomination (Britain), and is the winner of 10 International & US Film Festival Awards, including Berlin, Hot Docs in Toronto, and Florida.

"An instructive account of the perils of attempting to privatize decrepit public utilities in countries with stagnant economies."
-- The Washington Post

POWER TRIP has also been an influential policy and educational tool for: The US State Dept., World Bank, IFC, Council on Foreign Relations, USAID/AED, Columbia University's Center for Energy, and others.

"A compelling cautionary tale for the classroom."
--Professor Witold J. Henisz, The Wharton School


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