Exclusive preview / test screening of the near completed film.
directly followed by a Q&A with Director Amanda Dawn Christie
Spectres of Shortwave isan experimental documentary film about the RCI shortwave radio towers in Sackville, New Brunswick. Images in the film were captured on 35mm film accompanied by personal stories told by people who lived near the towers. For over 67 years, the Radio Canada International (RCI) shortwave site broadcast all over the world. In 2012, budget cuts necessitated the decommissioning of this site.
This film is part of a greater project Amanda has been working on since 2008 called Requiem for Radio. This body of work is multidisciplinary using audio, video, interactive programming, theremins, sculpture, text, and performance to pay homage to the recently demolished Radio Canada International Shortwave Transmission Site. All of her projects surrounding the RCI radio towers have been a mix of fact and fiction, as she places rural mythology alongside historical fact without differentiating between the two.