Spectres of Shortwave - work in progress screens at Brooklyn Fire Proof

  • Temporary Storage Gallery at Brooklyn Fire Proof 119 Ingraham Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States

An experimental documentary film about the Radio Canada International shortwave radio towers.   A mysterious web of radio towers dominates the Tantramar marshscape. Meanwhile, local residents heard radio broadcasts emanate unexpectedly from their household appliances. After beginning this film, the Canadian government announced that the RCI site would be shut down and dismantled.  As such, a final chapter was added to this film, which documents the dismantling of the historic site.  Multilingual stories from residents are overlayed on landscape imagery filmed on 35mm over 4 seasons.  The final chapter of the film shows the demolition of the site accompanied by a haunting soundtrack made by placing handmade contact microphones on the radio towers. 
view a preview trailer here

The screening of this work in progress will be followed by a Q & A feedback session.
 

Brooklyn Fire Proof is a proud sponsor of Millennium Film Workshop. Temporary Storage gallery, is located on the edge of Bushwick and East Williamsburg in Brooklyn at 119 Ingraham Street (ground floor), cross street Porter Ave.,  just two blocks from the Morgan L train.  Admission for this screening is $10 / $5 members and students.