Over 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity.
Shot across 5 continents with stunning visuals, personal human stories and insights from leading energy executives, government ministers, and entrepreneurs, POWER tackles the ambitious questions and complex geopolitics surrounding the energy industry today.
Power is the electrical and mechanical energy that makes our lives possible. However, over 1.2 billion people around the world have no access to electricity. This lack of power causes a vicious cycle of poverty, low life expectancy and level of education. How to ensure that everyone has access to energy is perhaps the single greatest question for humanity today.
Power is also the possession of control, authority or influence over others. Those who control the energy sources and infrastructure control our world. Governments and energy companies, through their policies and practices, and often in collusion with each other, determine everything from the quality of the air we breathe to the price of food and heat. Our relationship with every country is defined in terms of our energy needs and most wars and conflicts have this at their source.
By definition, our energy sources in the long run must be sustainable or we will face the inevitable possibility that it is in fact the human race itself that is not sustainable.
We, the consumers and voters, have the power to change the energy system and in doing so change the world. Tomorrow’s energy system can be affordable, apolitical, clean and renewable.
POWER was filmed in a dozen countries to highlight that the only viable solutions must exist on a global scale. POWER is more than an attempt to raise awareness; it is a call to action.
This story is brought to life by two award-winning directors, a score by a Golden Globe winning composer, and an original song by Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo.