2017 | Canada | Documentary,Experimental,Short

Farewell Transmission

  • 14 mins
  • Director | Michael Rollo
  • Writer |
  • Producer |

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened the doors of the CBK Transmitter Station in 1939 to serve the prairie region of Canada. "Farewell Transmission" is equal parts an indexical record of the demolition of CBK in 2015 and a subjective response to the residual media documenting the event. The building is framed with tension preceding its destruction: emulsion pulsated as if with decades of radio transmission, creating an unsettled eulogy for a cultural institution. 

Selected screenings: Dobra Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental (Brazil, 2017); Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montréal, QC, 2017); Antimatter Media Art (Victoria, BC, 2017)

Best Short Film, Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards, 2019

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