THIS EDUCATIONAL BONUS EDITION DVD INCLUDES THE POWER TRIP FULL-LENGTH THEATRICAL FILM, A SPECIAL CLASSROOM-LENGTH VERSION OF POWER TRIP, A NEW 20 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY ON GEORGIA'S ROSE REVOLUTION, FULL-LENGTH GEORGIAN CARTOON, DELETED SCENES AND MORE...
"Gripping! A Real-Life Thriller!"
-- LA Weekly
Five-time Emmy award-winner Paul Devlin (SLAMNATION - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pauldevlin16) 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
WHY SCREEN POWER TRIP IN THE CLASSROOM:
*Uniquely instructive on-the-ground case study of energy sector restructuring.
*Graphic demonstration of the pitfalls of international privatization and the AES model in Georgia specifically.
*Dynamic and entertaining example of the importance and impact of energy reform.
*Effective microcosmic study of the vast political, social, & economic changes endured by post-Soviet nations.
*Compelling portrait of the resourceful Georgian people, their rich culture, turbulent history, and stunning natural landscape.