LIFT co-presents “Take Light” at Hot Docs

LIFT co-presents Take Light
at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Take Light

Dir. Shasha Nakhai

Friday April 27 @ 6:45 PM, Hart House Theatre
Tuesday May 1 @ 3:15 PM, Scotiabank Theatre 3
Thursday May 3 @ 6:30 PM, Scotiabank Theatre 3

Over 50 per cent of Nigeria’s nearly 200 million citizens don’t have access to electricity. For Africa’s largest energy producer and most populous nation, that number is shocking. Those dependent on the unreliable grid are limited to a few hours of power a day at best. Taking matters into their own hands, many households illegally and dangerously wire their homes by tampering with transformers. While a bungling bureaucracy attempts to privatize the electrical system, an electrician risks his life on power poles, trying to provide for his daughter’s education. His colleague in customer service has the more difficult task of going door to door collecting fees from disgruntled customers. The problems are complex and systemic, but director Shasha Nakhai delicately balances the big picture of a country trying to advance its development with the compelling stories of blue-collar workers attempting to make better lives for their families.

—Alexander Rogalski


Friday 27 April 2018 18:45  

Non-members: $17.00
Members: $17.00

Toronto ON Canada