January

Deep Rising

Matthieu Rytz

To power the green economy, a new frontier is found for extracting minerals: the deep sea. But mining the ocean floor may have enormous unforeseen consequences. And who really owns the deep sea anyway? With amazing, otherworldly images, and fantastically narrated by Jason Momoa (AquamanGame of Thrones). 

‘The future is metallic,’ Gerard Barron, CEO of Deep Green Resources, tells potential investors. His company is developing ways to extract metallic nodules from the ocean floor, which he claims will open the pathway to a sustainable planet. According to Barron, the world’s imminent electric car boom can be fully energized by these deep sea treasures.

Barron’s green pitch gathers much enthusiasm. However, experts like marine geologist Sandor Mulsow are fiercely against mining the ocean bottom. These minerals are crucial to sustaining the ocean biodiversity – which in turn is crucial to sustaining life on earth. Besides, the deep seas are determined by treaty to be ‘common heritage of humankind’ – in other words: owned by us all. But the organization that should defend this status, seems easily manipulated. And are the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea, whose livelihoods are threatened by the practice, listened to at all?

Credits

Director
Matthieu Rytz
Type
Documentary
Country
United States
Year
2023
Duration
93 minutes
Spoken language
English
Subtitles
none
*Theatres with in-depth programme in English.

Theatres, dates and times (will be updated when known)

Alkmaar
Tue 9 Jan at 18:45 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 15 Jan at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Wed 24 Jan at 19:15 in Kriterion*
Amsterdam
Tue 23 Jan at 19:00 in Rialto VU*
Apeldoorn
Tue 9 Jan at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 24 Jan at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Breda
Sun 14 Jan at 16:00 in Filmhuis Breda
Delft
Thu 11 Jan at 20:35 in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 14 Jan at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
Mon 22 Jan at 20:00 in MIMIK
Gouda
Tue 16 Jan at 20:00 in Filmhuis Gouda
Groningen
Mon 15 Jan at 20:30 in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 9 Jan at 19:00 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
Mon 8 Jan at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Middelburg
Mon 29 Jan at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Schiedam
Tue 16 Jan at 20:00 in Wenneker Cinema
Utrecht
Mon 8 Jan at 18:45 in Louis Hartlooper Complex*
Wageningen
Tue 16 Jan at 20:00 in Movie W*