Release date:


Running time:

18 minutes


Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:


Availability in North America:

Available in CanadaAvailable in the US

Outside North America? Click here for availability information.

  • Audience level:
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult
  • General

Trapline represents a new way of considering film as a vehicle of projected movement. The film is composed entirely of static camera shots.

"Filmed in a London swimming pool, Trapline is a painterly film conveying a state of limbo - the still pool with the light reflecting on the water, the grid of the high glass roof, three figures ... under the shower, ...voices echoing from the pool walls, ... giving one the feeling of being trapped between the unconscious and consciousness."
     - Tina Keane for Readings, 1977

For more information about this film please visit

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

Bottom Border

purchase online

1. Select Site Type

Definition of Institutions use

Purchase at our INSTITUTION level price if you are from a...

  • University / College
  • School board / district
  • Government agency
  • Business or association

Note: Price does not include Inter-library loan rights

Please contact us if you have difficulty selecting a price level.

2: Select Format:

License Inquiries

Click here to request licenses for: rental and exhibition, streaming, duplication or other inquiries.

Click here for ORDER inquiries outside of North America