Power Trip (2003)

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In 1999, the major American utility company AES Corporation spent over 30 million dollars to purchase the former Soviet Republic of Georgia's electrical distributing company, Telasi, in a bid to expand the American company's international market share. In his 2003 documentary entitled Power Trip, filmmaker Paul Devlin examined the actions of the Georgian citizenry and governmental officials, as well as those taken by the AES management team. What looked good on paper turned into a series of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Sep 26, 2006
Runtime:
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Surprisingly funny, enlightening and informative. And watchable.

Full Review… | May 20, 2004
Arizona Republic
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Highlights the disparity between the people and their exorbitant bills, but it's also a brief history of modern Georgia, a country whose citizens are frequently failed by their government.

Full Review… | May 14, 2004
Boston Globe
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Devlin's movie deals with transition and displacement in the former Soviet Union. It introduces us to a highly committed international work force and to disgruntled Georgians. The movie also immerses us in a conflict that appears irreconcilable.

May 14, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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An arresting and fascinating story that's ultimately not only about politics and business, but also about the human condition itself.

Full Review… | February 26, 2004
Dallas Morning News
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Through the ever-hopeful eyes of Lewis, the story unfolds in unexpected directions, emerging as both a portrait of a changing Georgia and a study of power.

Full Review… | January 23, 2004
Seattle Times
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An instructive account of the perils of attempting to privatize decrepit public utilities in countries with stagnant economies.

January 23, 2004
Washington Post
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