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POWERLINES : a short film by Helen Hall
A poetic documentary about groundbreaking new concepts of energy, and the mystery of electromagnetic pollution, the film is an artistic interpretation of a scientific theme. POWERLINES weaves together advanced scientific research and ancient knowledge of energy with music, images, and dance.

The film vividly describes how we are affected by the invisible forces around us by making electromagnetic radiation visible and audible and by centering itself right on the edge of the transition into a global electronic culture. POWERLINES then explores what happens when we leave the world of pre-conceived ideas about our surroundings and enter into the pure realms of the senses.

POWERLINES takes us right into the cells of our own bodies, describing how intercellular communication takes place with very high electrical signals, and how, like computers, information in the body is stored in its own energy fields.

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" Extremely complex… "
SYLVIE ROUX

" …Not just (an) artistic achievement. "
ALEXIS DUCOURÉ, SYNOPSIS

" (Helen Hall) explores the frontier… "
CENTRE OF CANADIAN MUSIC

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International Jury Award
International Festival of Films
on Energy. Lausanne, 1999


DOMINO FILM presents a Zero Point Production:

"POWERLINES" a short film by Helen Hall

original English version and dubbed in French
35 minutes, colour, 16 mm

choreography and dance JOCELYNE MONTPETIT
director of photography MARIELLE NITOSLAWSKA
composer HELEN HALL
editors HELEN HALL, RUEY WEI HOW
written and directed by HELEN HALL

Produced with the assistance of:

THE CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
LE CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUEBÉC,
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA (F.A.P.)
and MAIN FILM

THE POWERLINES VIDEO can be ordered by contacting:

Domino Film and Television
International Limited

Montréal, Québec, Canada


e-mail: domino@dominofilm.ca
website: www.dominofilm.ca
phone: 514.484.0446
fax: 514.484.0468



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