THE 4TH REVOLUTION – Energy Autonomy develops the compelling vision of a global community whose energy supply is fed by 100 percent renewable energy sources. It visualizes a global restructuring in which power relationships are decentralized and capital is more equitably distributed. 

On the one hand you have the corporations, which hang on to the privilege they enjoy over the distribution and use of the energy supply. On the other hand are the inventors, politicians and visionaries; people who dream of an independent, decentral and highly technical energy production – and they have long since developed it. Politicians, activists, scientists, mid-wives who come from the most diverse backgrounds and set the most varying of goals: positions in the battle to provide the energy supply for tomorrow.They represent hope for the two billion in the world who do not have access to electricity, but they also offer hope to those in the Northern Hemisphere, who increasingly suffer from the results of a seemingly unteachable fossil-energy-based economy.

The prominent protagonists in this documentary stand for a growing group of people, for whom the awareness of the importance of a democratization of the energy supply has become clear. They encourage people to become active themselves and not give up in the face of the power whose interests must be taken to task.

The transformation of the world as we know it begins with each person.

16:9 / HD
Dolby Surround 
Running time:
TV Version 52 and 58 Minutes
Theatrical Version  83 Minutes