The award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power uncovers the shocking story behind why hundreds of local governments are standing against the multi-billion dollar rollout of ‘smart’ utility meters. Take a journey of revelation, examining evidence of in-home privacy invasions, systemic over-billing, extortion, health & environmental harm, fires and unprecedented hacking vulnerability. And be inspired by emerging solutions.
With compelling insight from whistleblowers, government agents, lawyers, doctors, researchers and environmentalists, Take Back Your Power investigates the claimed benefits and emerging risks of a profit-based global initiative that seeks to change the way we live. What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and ultimately empower you.
Winner, Leo Award, Best Feature Documentary Program in British Columbia (link)
Winner, AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year (link)
Winner, IndieFest Annual Humanitarian Award (link)
Winner, NaturalHealth365 Film Of The Year (link)
The original Director’s Cut edition (102 mins) of Take Back Your Power was released worldwide on September 5, 2013. The 2014 Edition (88 mins) was released in June 2014 – with new scenes, a shorter running time of 88 minutes, and Spanish, French and English subtitles.
As of July 2017, Take Back Your Power has been screened publicly in more than 300 venues worldwide.
Where To Watch
Main Website: takebackyourpower.net
Amazon Prime: www.amazon.com/Take-Back-Power-Jeffrey-Armstrong/dp/B00WAR6W9Y/
Community Screenings: www.takebackyourpower.net/screenings/
Exhibition Formats: DVD (NTSC and PAL), MOV file (1920×1080), and DCP.
Print Details: Color, Stereo
Runtime: 88 minutes (2014 Edition) / 102 minutes (Original Director’s Cut)
Aspect Ratio: 16×9
Date of Completion: June 2014 (2014 Edition) / August 2013 (Original Director’s Cut)
Countries of Production: Canada, USA
Countries of Filming: Australia, Canada, USA, United Kingdom
Production Budget & Funding: $200,000 USD
Funding sources: Private investments, crowd-funding (including indiegogo)
USA Today: Documentary looks at possible problems with smart grids
TheBlaze.com: Documentary Paints Dark Picture of Smart Meters
Inquisitr: Film Warns Viewers About Smart Grid Dangers
Official trailer (2014 Edition)
Official trailer (2013)
Original trailer (2012)
Clip#1: In-home surveillance
Clip#2: Break-in & bribery
Clip#3: Live blood effects
Clip#4: Energy tech suppression
About the Filmmaker
Josh del Sol Beaulieu is the director and producer of Take Back Your Power, winner of the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and Leo Award for Best Feature Documentary (British Columbia).
In 2017, Josh co-founded InPower Movement with Cal Washington. InPower is pioneering a unique process for individuals to enforce commercial liability to prevent harmful technology including ‘smart’ meters.
Born and raised near Vancouver BC, Josh is passionate about human rights, consciousness, decentralized energy production, safe technology and fatherhood. His hobbies include hiking, research and travel. He lives in Washington State. Josh can be reached through our contact page.