Transparency advocate Josh del Sol digs beyond the 2013 NSA spy scandal, investigating current utility and government programs involving mass in-home surveillance, eroding rights and causing harm in the names of "smart" and "green."


Josh del Sol


Josh del Sol (story), Daryl Bennett (story)
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Credited cast:
Chris Anderson Chris Anderson ... Self - Environmental Consultant
Jeffrey Armstrong Jeffrey Armstrong ... Self - Executive
Robert Bateman Robert Bateman ... Self - Artist
Joel Bellenson Joel Bellenson ... Self - Energy Expert
Milt Bowling Milt Bowling ... Self
Elisa Boxer-Cook Elisa Boxer-Cook ... Self
Stan Boychuk Stan Boychuk ... Self - Energy Consultant
Ducan Campbell Ducan Campbell ... Self - Lawyer
David Carpenter David Carpenter ... Self - Scientist
David Chalk David Chalk ... Self - Security Expert
Haven Colgate Haven Colgate ... Self
Ian Crane Ian Crane ... Self - Researcher
Josh del Sol Josh del Sol ... Self
Louis Donovan Louis Donovan ... Self
Virginia Farver Virginia Farver ... Self


What if the 2013 NSA spying scandal was just the tip of the iceberg? With compelling insight from insiders, researchers, government representatives, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, film-maker Josh del Sol takes us on a journey of revelation and discovery, questioning corporate and government actions toward in-home surveillance, extortion and eroding rights in the names of "smart" and "green." What you don't know *can* harm you. But what you'll discover will surprise, unsettle and empower you to challenge the status quo. Written by BigPitcher Films

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Are corporations paving a perilous path... directly into our homes?




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Wow, was I surprised ... 10/10
1 May 2016 | by bruce-129See all my reviews

OK, I am an electrical engineer. I am not a brilliant EE mostly I have worked with computers, but I understand electrical circuits and EM radiation.

Looking around for something interesting to watch in Amazon Prime I came across "Take Back Your Power" (2013) and I actually thought I would watch it and find a lot of things in it that would be almost funny to me.

There are several very important things in this documentary and whether or not there are some alarmist concerns about EM radiation or not, some of the subjects discussed in this documentary are very important.

Such as the cavalier attitude Google CEO Eric Schmidt seems to have about everyone else's privacy. There are quite a few no less than chilling quotes from this entitled corporatist aristocrat that shows he thinks of the rest of the American population as cattle to be managed.

The capabilities being engineered into the electrical grid are nothing short of totalitarian. Decades ago surveillance of the public was being planned and designed to either use the phone system or the electrical grid. The power grid centerpiece is the SMART meter, designed to keep tabs on appliances, anything that uses power in our house, and devices that can sense where we are and what we are doing, what we are saying and our facial expressions.

No citizen of the US that I know of has ever had any opportunity or request to vote on any of these social systems, and yet they are being manufactured and deployed into our houses without our knowledge or consent.

Another thing I never knew is that some scientists and inventors when they go to patent certain devices are being denied the right to patent their inventions based on national security. The implication in this documentary is that the government is representing the petroleum and nuclear industries who want to ensure we are all subject to having to buy, pay for and subsidize a nationwide grid that will power the "corporate system", in effect forcing Americans to become pawns in our power system, paying taxes to private energy producers through our energy bills, without any representation. We are all drafted to be in a lightweight slave army of consumers.

It seems like a giant absurd conspiracy theory, but the information in this documentary as far as I can tell makes sense in much of what it says ... maybe not everything. It is at the least pointing out questions that we all should be thinking about, and coming to terms with.

That is why I give this documentary a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone. Especially if you are on Amazon Prime ... it is free, there is not reason not to take a look at it. Even if as I did, take a short preview and if you think you will learn something, watch the whole thing.


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5 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Take Back Your Power See more »

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Canada See more »


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$200,000 (estimated)
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