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Life Off Grid
A Film About Disconnecting

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Sharon

Easy to romanticize living off the grid but it is work. This documentary defines basic needs from extravagant excesses. Delightful and enlightening documentary.

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Isabel

Very interesting. It forces one to question one's life choices, the pursuit of happiness and a meaningful existence in harmony with nature, and the comforts we take for granted and often abuse. It does take a pioneering and resourceful spirit- living off the grid is at first a mental state ...Read more

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Renee

Brilliant doc!

I think living off the grid in a multi-family settlement would be great.

Share the expenses and work and the land would be supporting more people.

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Devang

Great ! full of knowledge.

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Gregory

This documentary is very inspiring. However, I cannot help but think how inefficient living solo, off-the-grid is. What if we could bring these self-sufficient ideas and ways back to the shared economy of resources in a city? The city is a powerful construct for sharing resources. By ...Read more

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Paul

Gregory you are so correct. I live off the grid by choice and it's actually easy and fun.
No one visiting would know that I am not hooked up
Paul in Napa, CA

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Gregory

I would love to see a documentary on your place :) My wife an I are pretty low-resource usage, but not quite off-the-grid. Very inspiring.

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Mauricio

It was a great Doc! Personally, it resonated with some of the values I have, however, I also enjoyed them touching on both the good and the honestly not so good of trying to live off the grid. Since I too agree that many people who would try, would do it out of a fantasy rather than try to ...Read more

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Andrea

Excellent! Though not easy, I would opt for this lifestyle (need a willing partner). Watching it, I am fully aware about the degree to which we take things for granted. The comment about knowing exactly where our water comes from etc. inspires reflection. I hope that many people watch ...Read more

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Charlotte

MAKES ONE THINK ABOUT THE LIFE STYLE WE ENJOY.

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Laurel

Thought-provoking, intelligent, and very enjoyable for me - would love to live in such a community, in this beautiful country. More power to them!

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Sharka

The end of the documentary summed it all really well. Living off the grid is a luxury and NOT a solution to save this planet's ecosystems. It offers an option for people who are willing to work hard for themselves to survive independently, trading one lifestyle for another, but most people ...Read more

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Alexandra

I wish the film maker had done more extensive interviews with the women living off the grid and placed more of a spotlight on their experiences. He wondered whether women might have a different experience than men and then posed that question to only men! The doc would also have benefited ...Read more

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Jan

Excellent points, I agree!

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Hedy

A must-see for all in today's world. It brings forth truths about life on the planet, sustainable or not. It also tells that it's not easy, it is a rather costly proposition.
Yes, once it is all set up and working then maybe you don't have to go to a regular job, but instead you work ...Read more

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Marcie

Great doc. It was a great gift to find myself in the astounding beauty of these places. Intelligent and thoughtful commentary.

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Marie

The interviews made me wonder in the case of each couple who had been responsible for the decision to go off grid – whether it was the wife and the husband just came along or the husband and the wife came along. I suspect the latter, since the women, with one or two notable exceptions, give ...Read more

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S

We don't know how the filmmakers chose their interviewees. But they were clearly more interested in the male perspective, making it a male story, not a human one. I've lived off the grid and the division of labor did tend to be gendered though. It was a "progressive" community where people ...Read more

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Kerry

Wonderful piece of work and plenty of food for further thought. The sheer spectrum of people interviewed and their various approaches undertaken to life off the grid was diverse, as was their political, social and ideological motivations. Utterly agree though, would've liked to hear more ...Read more

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Jan

Thinking the same thing.

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Simon

There's something fascinating about people living off grid. Great documentary!

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mc

Good subject to see ,,,beautiful music and audio...just wish those wives would speak more. Off the Grid thank you.

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Jan

Thinking the same thing.

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Bryan

Interesting observation, I was thinking the exact same thing.