Live Power, dir. Dmytro Tiazhlov, Ukraine, 2015, 80’
Q&A with director
Ukraine’s present looks like the frontline of global confrontation between the machine of the state, corporations, and citizens. Burning tyres and Molotov cocktails, the icons of the Revolution of Dignity, already appeared in 2010 in a small village close to Odesa. Back then, the voice of the community was not heard, and, as a result, peaceful protest against the powerful state energy project turned into violent confrontation. Live Power is a story of the four years of struggle by the inhabitants of Usatove village against the construction of two power lines over their village, funded by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. A story with a happy ending.