Part of our STRANGER > FICTION documentary strand, we picked this film as it examines the ‘what if’ questions raised in so many science fiction movies.
In film after film fictionalising life post-apocalypse, people are portrayed as aimless wanderers or psychotic warlords fighting over resources… But why? Humans are far more resourceful than represented in these worlds.
Life 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 means living without a connection to the electric and natural gas infrastructure, about not having fuel.
Jonathan Taggart (Director) and Phillip Vannini (Producer) spent two years travelling across Canada talking to 200 off-gridders.
This beautifully shot film chronicles the experiences, challenges, inventions, aspirations, and ingenuity of people who have chosen to radically re-invent daily life. With some of the locations so remote that neither zombie hoard nor catastrophe could touch them, perhaps these offgridders will outlive us all.