We the Power

Imagine upending the traditional energy system and giving the power of clean electricity production back to your neighbors. We the Power follows friends, families and visionaries as they break down legislative barriers and take power back from big energy companies to put it in the hands of locals and strengthen their towns. The film chronicles local cooperatives from deep in Germany’s Black Forest to the streets of ancient Girona in Spain and the urban rooftops of London, England, as they pave the way for a renewable energy revolution and build healthier, financially stable communities. 

Filmmaker: David Garrett Byers

Running Time: 38 mins

Language: English

David Garrett Byars

David Garrett Byars made his directorial debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with No Man’s Land. (Tribeca 2017, Independent Lens, Amazon Prime), a documentary about the 2016 militia occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He also produced and lensed Massacre River (Hot Docs, ITVS, PBS), Suzan Beraza’s 2019 film about Haitian statelessness in the Dominican Republic.

David also lensed and directed ACFF’s 2021 Green Fire Award-Winning film, Public Trust, a film about America’s public lands, their history, and the conflicts surrounding them. He recently completed We the Power, a featurette filmed remotely, utilizing strict COVID protocols, about community energy in Europe.