This Week On Movie Monday
Produced by Afristar Foundation and Directed by FixerFilm, Power to the
People is a documentary showcasing alternative energy and appropriate
technology applications in South Africa.
The film focuses both
on low-tech, small-scale solutions implemented on household and
community levels, as well as large-scale national projects utilsing
cutting edge innovations. The documentary outlines the major alternative
energy sources: solar, wind, water, biomass and human energy, and shows
examples of on-ground applications: from solar water heaters made of
recycled poly-tubing to wind farms that will supply entire regions with
grid-tied power. In addition, the documentary explores a range of
appropriate technologies relevant to the South African context, for
household heating and cooling, alternative transport, greywater
recycling, and more.
The aim of the film is to expose viewers to
the range of sustainable energy options available to us, to promote
behavior change in regards to resource use, as well as to encourage
innovation in ways that we can work with nature to provide for our needs
without causing harm to the planet and to one another.
These films are presented as an exception to the copyright act as fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire. See bill c-42 article 29.