The hard-hitting documentary, ‘Take Back Your Power’ has been named winner of the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year.
The crowdfunded film exposes in-home surveillance issues, customer billing corruption, potential health risks and other problems associated with utilites’ plans for upgrading to a centralized “smart” energy grid. It finished atop the list of 33 worldwide finalists along with ‘The Ghosts In Our Machine’, co-winner of the award.
“This is a victory for a growing majority who want to restore sanity to the roles played by technology and government,’ said Josh del Sol, producer and director of Take Back Your Power.
“The issues unveiled in our film leave viewers rocked and inspired to see solutions. Winning this award means people are ready for a positive transformation.”
Take Back Your Power features interview footage from whistleblower Edward Snowden, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former British Columbia premier Bill Vander Zalm, public health investigator Blake Levitt, rights advocate lawyer James Turner, and other experts, doctors and environmentalists.
“The NSA spying progams are half of the story – we’re exposing the other half, and what we can do about it,” stated del Sol. “We have an amazing community of grassroots support worldwide, and have held more than 90 community screenings. Our aim is to work with grassroots campaigners in every city, and to have every public official see Take Back Your Power.”
Liner Notes from the film:
Utility companies are racing to replace electricity, gas and water meters worldwide with new generation “smart” meters at an unprecedented rate. With compelling insight from insiders, researchers, government representatives, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, Take Back Your Power investigates claimed benefits and apparent risks of this ubiquitous “smart” grid program. Transparency advocate Josh del Sol takes us on a journey of revelation and discovery, as we question corporate practices of surveillance, extortion and causing harm in the name of “green”.
What you discover will surprise you, unsettle you, and inspire you to challenge the status quo.
Josh del Sol is the Director and Producer of Take Back Your Power, his first feature film. Born and raised near Vancouver BC, Josh is passionate about the growing movement of social awakening. He has a vision for a more equitable and transparent social structure, with foundational values which honor the sanctity of life and human 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.