Updated 4 December 2014
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.
The original edition (Director’s cut, 102 mins) of Take Back Your Power was released worldwide on September 5, 2013.
The 2014 Edition (final cut, 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 December 2014, Take Back Your Power has been seen in more than 180 venues worldwide.
DVDs and online streaming is available at www.takebackyourpower.net. Theatrical and community screenings can be requested at www.takebackyourpower.net/screenings/host-screening.
Where To Watch
Community Screenings: www.takebackyourpower.net/screenings/
Host a Community Screening: www.takebackyourpower.net/screenings/host
Host a Theatrical Screening via Tugg.com: www.tugg.com/titles/take-back-your-power
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 is the director and producer of Take Back Your Power: Investigating the “Smart” Grid, his first feature-length film. Take Back Your Power has in 2014 been named winner of the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and Leo Award for Best Feature Documentary (British Columbia).
Born and raised near Vancouver BC, Josh is passionate about the growing movement of social awakening, and has a vision for a more equitable social structure with decentralized energy production and technology which harmonizes with biological life and rights. Josh finds inspiration in those of courage who speak truth to power, from a place of non-violence and vision, laying the foundation for necessary solutions. His hobbies include hiking, research, travel and meditation. He lives in Washington State with his wife and daughter. Josh can be reached through our contact us page.