Take Back Your Power, Maine Film Premiere
Josh del Sol, Director
Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

"A so-called 'smart grid' that is as vulnerable as what we've got is not smart at all.
It's a really, really stupid grid."
- Frmr CIA Director James Woolsey, in 'Take Back Your Power'

Join Friends of Merrymeeting Bay (FOMB) on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm for the 1st presentation of their 17th annual Winter Speaker Series. This program features the Maine premiere of the newly released thought-provoking film on smart meters, ‘Take back Your Power’ directed and produced by filmmaker Josh del Sol. Run time is 1:47. A special addition to this program will be a call-in from former CIA Director James Woolsey or NSA Visting Professor, US Army War College, Taskforce on National and Homeland Security Cynthia Ayers to share some thoughts on smart meters and cyber-security.

Around the world quietly using billions in taxpayer funds, corporate utilities and governments are racing to replace electricity, gas and water meters with new-generation surveillance-capable 'smart' meters. But at what cost to human rights, finances, security and health? With compelling insight from insiders, government representatives, whistle-blowers, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, Take Back Your Power investigates claimed benefits and emerging risks of this ubiquitous 'smart' grid program affecting all of us in Maine.

Transparency advocate Josh del Sol takes us on a journey of revelation and discovery while asking:
• Are 'smart' grid technologies effective, safe and eco-friendly?
• Or are corporations violating foundational rights and privacy - without providing benefit - in the name of 'green'?
• What truly sustainable solutions are now unfolding that can meet the great challenges faced by our civilization?
What he uncovered will surprise, unsettle and inspire you.

After two years of interviews and post-production, 'Take Back Your Power' is a documentary film that both deeply shocks and inspires audiences. The issues uncovered here are of critical importance, directly affecting our lives, wallets, privacy, health, security and even basic rights to life. An array of experts raise credible questions about a widespread risk to public health quite possibly intentionally covered up by utility and telecommunication companies. The accelerated unveiling of truth is activating people everywhere, who are increasingly asking questions such as “What's truly going on here?” and “What can we do?” In making this film, del Sol and his partners found first-hand this is a uniting issue, where people from all walks of life agree something dangerous happening. In this film, it's exposed for the first time.

Josh del Sol is the Director and Producer of Take Back Your Power, his first feature film. Born and raised near Vancouver BC, Josh is passionate about the growing movement of social awakening. He has a vision for a more equitable and transparent social structure, with foundational values which honor the sanctity of life and human rights. Josh finds inspiration in those of courage who speak truth to power, from a place of non-violence and vision, laying the foundation for necessary solutions.


The FOMB Winter Speaker Series takes place monthly from October-May on the second Wednesday. The series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Friends of Merrymeeting Bay with support and valuable door prizes from Patagonia Outlet in Freeport. The next FOMB presentation of this season on November 13th at the Bridge Academy in Dresden is entitled Col. John Allen, Revolutionary War Hero and features historian Chris Groden.

To receive more information on FOMB’s programs call Dup Crosson, Coordinator/Organizer, Chair, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, at 666-1118 or fomb@comcast.net. Full speaker schedule and speaker biographies are available on the web at www.friendsofmerrymeetingbay.org.

Watercolors by
Sarah Stapler