Powerful showcases the remarkable achievements and inspiring examples of people and communities pursuing a path of conservation and renewable energy. It explores the obstacles they encounter and introduces power players with an interest in maintaining the status quo. Powerful is about reclaiming – or discovering for the first time – the power to do more and be more and to work within a community to accomplish more together.
Who controls our energy supply and who has the power to decide which energy path to pursue? How can people and communities generate more of their own energy needs, create more jobs and income, and improve human and environmental health in a way that energizes them in the process? And how will this quest for greater energy security and autonomy contribute to an important power shift that ultimately helps build a more just, equitable and healthy society and democracy? These are the key questions explored in this important documentary.