American Blackout

American Blackout

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What if the Doomsday Preppers were right all along? Hacking into urban infrastructures isn't science fiction anymore, it's in the news every day. A 90-minute docudrama reveals in gritty detail the impact of what happens when a cyber attack on the United States takes down the power grid. The question is: when the lights go out, what do we do next?
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Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Parentfx
Apr 23, 2018

I've watched this movie on three different occasions. Each time, I noticed something that I had missed previously. This is not a true story... Yet, this could happen at any time. It's a shame that the average person in the United States, doesn't have at least 3 days of food in their home. It is also hard to believe that not every home, owns a can opener.
I couldn't live any other way, with out at least 3 months of food at home. In Canada, being our winters are cold and sometimes I just don't want to shop. There is alot to learn from this movie. People act very differently, during a Collapse or Pandemic. I'm sure that I will probably watch this movie again!

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naturalist
Sep 08, 2015

Did WND buyout NG?

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tj_is_cool
Sep 08, 2015

It looks more like a movie than a documentary. It takes less than 3 days for riots / looting to happen without electricity. The sad thing is it is probably true.

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Brendi_B
May 23, 2015

I decided it was a decent glimps at handful of possibilities. I learned a few things I did not know or think of. I can be a bit more prepared as staying locked in my place and renting at a lower level if in a high rise .Keeping a flashlight & my medication always in my bag. But it's safest to go it alone and be prepared for 2 weeks. Found it funny that so many people depend on electric power to open cans!

aaa5756 Jun 08, 2014

To say this movie was bad. It’s an understatement. It’s a train wreck.

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Keogh
Mar 12, 2014

This is what happens when an organization like National Geographic, which has had a good track record for decades with scientific journalism and documentaries, gets its own channel and has to start filling time with programming. The result is a docudrama mixing actual footage with handheld camerawork in the event of a countrywide power outage. What comes across plays out like the greatest dream of a paranoid survivalist gun freak, society seemingly coming apart within hours, people slaughtering each other over a can of food, and the downfall of civilization as we know it. It's relentlessly nihilistic, repulsive, repugnant, and stupid. The Geographic should be ashamed of itself for coming up with an idea that could have been rendered better in a proper thirty minute documentary than a handheld B-movie eye rolling cavalcade of stupidity.

photowalker Mar 01, 2014

not what I expected - we couldn't watch it as it was so violent in the first minute or so. It's not a documentary at all.

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aaa5756 Jun 08, 2014

Just plain stupid can sum up this movie!

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aaa5756 Jun 08, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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