Life Off Grid
A Film About Disconnecting

Fighting Chance Films
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Anonymous picture

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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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

Anonymous picture

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

Anonymous picture

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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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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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

Simon avatar

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

Anonymous picture

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

Anonymous picture

Interesting observation, I was thinking the exact same thing.

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