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Popehelm: Single channel film with sound

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbuquerque, USA
PublisherExperiments in Cinema Film Festival, USA
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2017


Popehelm (2016/7) is a short film made in a multi-disciplinary collaboration with experimental writer Sarah Goldstein and composer Rob Godman. The film merges three distinct languages; dystopic cinematic, personal narrative, and an experimental use of voice to create atmospheric acoustics. The film imagines a societal decline and aftermath, mapping a journey from vast empty landscape to the intimate detailing of unused objects in abandoned interiors accompanied by the monologues of three women that chart a personal journey from loss to obsession. The texts, soundscape, and filming are shaped together to engender the process of post-traumatic repetition that continues to play out long after the cataclysmic event. Popehelm has screened as part of Disasters of Peace Film Programme (2017/18) at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA and Experiments in Cinema Festival, Albuquerque, USA.


The stills from the film are made available under the terms of the of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (, which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. © 2017 The Author(s). The film, is currently under embargo.


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