electricity

"Generating Infrastructural Invisibility: Insulation, Interconnection, and Avian Excrement in the Southern California Power Grid"

Examining a case of electric power transmission in California in the early twentieth century, Etienne Benson reveals how industrial infrastructures are embedded in complex environments animated by unexpected agencies often invisible to their users.

Katiyabaaz [Powerless]

Powerless is a film about India’s energy poverty and the people’s desperate measures to create functioning infrastructure. Electricity “thieves” divert power to homes and small businesses and come head-to-head with electricity supply companies.

Black Out

This film follows the obstacles which Guinea’s schoolchildren must overcome simply to find light at night to study by, in a country where only one fifth of the population has access to electricity.