We The Power | Patagonia Films

35 minutes // Patagonia Films // 2021


35 minutes // Patagonia Films // 2021

Imagine upending the traditional energy system and giving the power back to your neighbors.

A 35 minute movie about the citizen-led community-energy movement in Europe and the visionaries lighting the way. 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, take power back from big energy companies, put it in the hands of locals, and share the benefits to strengthen their towns. The film chronicles four local cooperatives from deep in the Black Forest, to the streets of ancient Girona, to the urban rooftops of London, as they pave the way for a clean energy revolution and build healthier, financially-strong communities.


David Garret Byars

Field directors

Joost Engelberts

& Joppe Jacob Rog (UK)


Nicholas Weissman

Carlos Carneiro

Bas Zwartepoorte

Roos van de Weerd

Director of Photography

Bas Zwartepoorte

& Keenan Newman

Add. camera

Joseph Dunn (UK)


Dennis Kersten

& Antoin Cox


Lyman Smith

Ass. editor

Katyann Gonzales

Executive producers

Alex Weller

Monika McLure

Alex Lowther

EU production coordinator

Else-Marie Rombouts

Story consultant

Jelle Mul

Environmental consultants

Mihela Hladin Wolfe

Hervé Dupied

Tom Dowdall

Beth Thoren

Produced by

Vacationland & Atlas Collective

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