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This is another good-news update on several fronts. First, our Community Forum fundraiser on January 27 was outstanding – thank you Joel, Josef and all the amazing volunteers! More than $700 was raised toward the film production. Including the online contribution tally, in the 5 weeks since launching, we’re now at $4,094… over 50% of our minimum budget goal!

But we have a ways to go in these final 3 weeks. I’m asking for and envisioning contributions from 45 of those who are reading these words, and who have felt supportive of what we’re doing. If you would like to be part of stopping smart meters in BC and around the world, please consider taking a moment now, to donate what you can via our IndieGogo page. Every amount is helping, from $15 to $500, and we know this feature film will be an integral part in the change that is already happening. (More on the change-making updates & videos below!) Thank you, sincerely, for standing with us and making it possible to get this grassroots work out there.

I would also like to welcome my good friend and veteran filmmaker Steven Miko Burns to the production team as co-director and cinematographer, joining Ronnie Novak behind the camera. Steven and I have been shooting some great (actually bombshell) interviews around the lower mainland the past 2 weeks… you’re going to love the material in the feature, and with your help, we hope to complete and release it within mere weeks.

Finally, I’m very glad to announce that the temporary YouTube copyright issue has now been completely resolved, and the original video link has been restored. Watch & share the Stop Smart Meters: The Film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pcGAv4rTko

ps. Scroll down for our new SSM promo segment featuring Gandhi… other encouraging new smart meter vids… and the latest news from the smart meter front!

Warm wishes,
Josh del Sol
Producer, Stop Smart Meters: The Film
www.smartmeterfilm.com

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New Videos

Take Back Your Power [Official Trailer]
TheBigPitcher Films
Our trailer has been restored to YouTube this week, with more than 24,000 views. This is the link for embedding or sharing!
Gandhi on smart meters
TheBigPitcherFilms
A 6-minute inspirational piece I’ve put together as a promo for the film. Gandhi’s message is perhaps more relevent today than ever before.
Opt out of smart meters?
CTV News
Enjoy this one. BC Hydro PR repeater Cindy Verschoor is “unsure” about a simple question on BC citizens’ rights. Remember, get everything on paper.
Smart Meter Forum (1-9)
Brian, CST
From last week, this 9-part video is an excellent forum presentation on smart meters and the actual science behind the dangers of wireless radiation.
We Are Change Victoria: Stop Smart Meters Interview
Josh Steffler, We Are Change Victoria
From Jan 30, this is a comprehensive and encouraging 15-minute update from Walt McInnes and Tammy of stopsmartmeters.ca.
Smart Meters on CKNW
Una St. Clair of CitizensForSafeTechnology.org
Great interview about the smart meter debate, by Una St. Clair of Citizens for Safe Technology. Aired on CKNW/98 in Vancouver on January 30.

Take Back Your Power

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. What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and ultimately empower you. Watch Take Back Your Power 2017 free on YouTube here.

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