Life Off Grid

Off-grid is not a state of mind. It is not about being out of touch, living in a remote place, or turning off your mobile phone. Off-grid simply means living without a connection to the electric and natural gas infrastructure. From 2011 to 2013 Jonathan Taggart (Director) and Phillip Vannini (Producer) spent two years travelling across Canada to find 200 off-gridders and visit them in their homes. They met off-gridders in every single province and territory and through their film they narrated our travels and chronicled in depth the experiences, challenges, inventions, aspirations, and ways of life of people who have chosen to radically re-invent daily life in a dramatically innovative but also quite traditional way.

Honest and unvarnished portrayal of off-grid people in various remote locations in Canada. A very objective portrayal of the topic with sympathetic, down-to-earth protagonists, who also do not conceal problems and failures. Slowly told and accompanied by great landscape shots.

A recommendation for enthusiasts and interested people on the subject of self-sufficiency and alternative lifestyles.

Director(s): Jonathan Taggart
Script: Jonathan Taggart, Phillip Vannini
Production: Phillip Vannini
Actors: Phillip Vannini
Year: 2016
Duration: 86 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: Canada
Shooting Locations: Canada
Screening rights: Fighting Chance Films ()
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Main topic(s): Energy Human Potential
Secondary topics: do it yourself renewables sufficiency
Mentions: grid energy sustainable self-sufficiency self-catering water solar country living
Topic Page(s): Energy Human Potential

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