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Off the Grid

June 17, 2012

English language, Dutch Subtitles.

Documentary by Alexander Oey.
Alexander Oey traveled through the United States and filmed communities who have taken matters into their own hands.
Of the 50 American States, there are 46 almost bankrupt. More than 13 million Americans are unemployed. More than 49 million people live below the poverty line.
The national debt ceiling has recently increased to 14 trillion.
Since the last financial crisis the trust in the Federal Government is lower than ever.

In Great Barrington, Massachusetts residents have its own currency, the Birch share, to be less relying on the dollar.
In Colorado Springs, the local population has the right to vote against tax increases and relies entirely on the private sector.
In Austin, Texas radio host Alex Jones makes his own electricity and water supply.

In Sandpoint, Idaho is the American dream under the inspired leadership of a Buddhist mayor exchanged for sustainable solutions. All these initiatives are a way to get a better life in a time of great uncertainty.

People search their own Utopia outside the financial system and the Government. Are these communities on the correct path?
Have they found active alternatives , while Governments worldwide are heading on to bankruptcy?

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