Kilowatt Dynasty takes place underwater at the bottom of the future reservoir that will be created by the Three Gorges Dam in the Hubei province in China.
The film opens with the sound of a gong as transparent structures emerge in an underwater scene. An unborn child relates the heroic deeds of her parents somewhere in the near future. Her father is an activist who opposes the construction of the dam by chaining himself to the fence by the visitor centre, under the gaze of the international media. As the days go by he fears that his actions will not deliver any results. Her mother is the presenter of Kilowatt Dynasty, a successful television program on the bottom of the lake. On it she sells electronic equipment to the former inhabitants of the land that now lies underwater. As a result of her unusual underwater existence, she begins to suffer from the 'Inverted Dream Syndrome', a fictional condition in which the understanding of waking and dreaming becomes confused. Her father's final desperate act is to take his future wife hostage. This is seen by millions of viewers but is doomed to failure because of her mother's split conception of reality.
Kilowatt Dynasty is filmed in a pool in and around transparent sets made of a range of plastic bottles and ready-made shapes.
The soundtrack is by Michael Raedecker.