Life Off Grid
A Film About Disconnecting

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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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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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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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Bryan

Interesting observation, I was thinking the exact same thing.

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