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. In this docudrama, National Geographic asks the question: When the lights go out, what do we do next?
American Blackout imagines a nationwide power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack—told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept recording using cameras and phones. Gritty, visceral and totally immersive, you’ll learn what it means to be absolutely powerless. What would it take to survive from day one, and who would be left standing when the lights come back on?