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By Sean (Sophek) Tounn
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Our goal is to produce a 60 minute documentary DVD based on the Amazon.com bestseller Surviving Off Off-Grid: Decolonizing the Industrial Mind by Michael Bunker. The documentary will include interviews with the author as well as other well known individuals in the agrarian lifestyle community. This film will be distinguished from others in the genre by exploring the concept of living off off-grid. Whereas many folks in the survivalist community discuss escaping the electrical grid by creating one’s own personal grid with solar or wind power, this project will explain the concept of living without an electrical grid at all. This idea revolutionizes the concept of survival from being able to merely survive until everything goes back to "normal", to actually learning to thrive without using electricity, and other modern "necessities".

In addition, the documentary will describe how civilizations throughout history have declined when they left their agrarian roots and engaged in over specialization and urbanization. The similarities between these historical civilizations and the modern industrialized Western world will be explored, with an emphasis on warning of the consequences that occur when a society leaves its agrarian traditions.

Writers, producers, and directors have already been identified. The cooperation of the author of the book in promoting this project through his network has been secured. The only thing this project needs to go forward is funding. More information about the book on which the documentary will be based can be found at the off off-grid website: http://www.offoffgrid.com/

The documentary project has an aggressive schedule and is targeted to be completed by the summer of 2012.

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    Recognition on the documentary film website - http://www.offoffgridmovie.com.

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    Receive a DVD of the documentary film, and recognition on the website.

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    Receive an autographed DVD of the film, and your name will appear in the credits of the film, thanking you for your support, and your name will also appear on the website.

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    Here in our world, there is no more of a personal gift than what one has created with his own hands. $1,000 gets you all of the previous rewards and a special gift package of homemade items from the Off-Grid farm in Central Texas, along with a signed letter of thanks from the author.

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    All of the above, plus you will have an opportunity to appear as an extra in the film. (You will have to provide your own transportation to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.)

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    In addition to all of the above, you and a guest will have the opportunity to have lunch with the author of the book, Michael Bunker. (You will have to provide your own transportation to the Santa Ana, Texas area.)

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