Power of the People
Original title: Kansanvalta
Length: 60 min
Writer/Director: Inderjit Kaur Khalsa
Producer: Essi Haukkamaa
When I was making my earlier film War/Peace I realized that I’m on a mission with my films. The mission is to prevent violence, to get people involved in what’s happening in the world, and with their actions somehow to advance peace, equality and justice.
My films look for answers by helping the audience raise their own questions. Why there is inequality between race, gender, financial status etc.? Why we don’t have peace although most of us want it? Who has the power over us? What can we do to get the power back to the people?
With my earlier film, I also realized how important it is to study and learn about the country as outsider. The decisions that are made in Washington DC affects all of us globally. People who live in the US don’t necessary see what’s going on in the World. I hope my films work as eye-openers for people around the Globe but even more they do so in the USA.
Power of The People is a film about grass-root activists around the world. We follow their ways to be active in society, how they try to wake people up and show example for a social change. We follow their obstacles, and those moments when they thrive. By seeing and understanding what can be done I hope the audience will find a way to serve, heal and better their communities, and living conditions in their own neighborhoods. This film is a call to action!