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The Power of Place, Documentary Film

Power of Place

A Documentary Film Exploring the Complexity of the Northern Pass Project 

New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman will be screening his documentary, The Power of Place, at 7:30pm on Thurday, April 9, 2015. 

Tickets: $8, available at the door and online
Doors open to the public at 6:30pm, with doors opening to the film at 7:00pm

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers as well as experts on the Northern Pass issue. 

Electricity giant Hydro-Quebec needs to sell more of its electricity to New England and Eversource Energy wants to pitch in by distributing this power to customers in southern New England. To do that the companies have joined forces to build Northern Pass, a 187-mile transmission line that will bisect the state of New Hampshire with high-voltage cable strung between 1500 steel towers rising as tall as 135 feet. Residents of the “Live Free or Die” state have a problem with that. New Hampshire is a place where people’s connections to the land run deep. Its mountains and forest, lakes and rivers, are part working landscape and part outdoor playground, and those opposed to Northern Pass see it as a desecration of this landscape. 

The Power of Place tells a compelling story by exploring the issues surrounding Northern Pass - its promise of bringing jobs and cheaper electricity to New England; the fears of those living next to the potential power line corridor; and the visual impact of the towers on iconic New Hampshire landscapes like the White Mountain National Forest, The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and the state’s Great North Woods Region. The 50 minute documentary combines interviews with experts and New Hampshire residents with distinctive landscape cinematography of the places that will be impacted by Northern Pass, from quiet ponds in and around the state capital, Concord, to the 360 degree views of wilderness summits like Mount Moosilauke and the Percy Peaks. 


The Power of Place was funded through the generous support of more than 300 people who contributed to its Kickstarter campaign in the spring of 2013. 


Director Jerry Monkman is a resident of New Hampshire and a long-time professional landscape and adventure photographer. 


Contact Information 

Jerry Monkman 

EcoPhotography, LLC