The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

In this colorful modern-day parable of good and evil, a humble village electrician devotes his compassion and ingenuity to destitute
neighbors in a wind-swept valley of Kyrgyzstan. Played with wry humanity by writer-director Aktan Arym Kubat, the trusting Mr. Light
strikes a suspect bargain with a rich developer running for local office, as unemployment threatens the survival of the community.
Stoking a dream to supply wind-generated electricity to the whole valley, the modest visionary comes up against an increasingly dark
cloud of corruption in this affecting tale of solidarity and ordinary decency amid the injustices and hardships of a changing world. (Aktan Arym Kubat, 2010).

Event Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Presenter Type: 
Staff of Institution