The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

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

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

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