Rock Bottom Riser

Rock Bottom Riser

Greek Premiere
As lava continues to flow from the earth’s core on the island of Hawaii – posing an imminent danger – a crisis mounts. Astronomers plan to build the world’s largest telescope on Hawaii's most sacred mountain, Mauna Kea. Based on ancient Polynesian navigation, the arrival of Christian missionaries, and the observatory’s ability to capture the origins of the universe, the film surveys the influence of settler colonialism, the search for intelligent life, and the discovery of new worlds as we peer into our own planet’s existence.
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Direction: Fern Silva
Script: Fern Silva
Cinematography: Fern Silva
Editing: Fern Silva
Sound: Fern Silva
Music: Sergei Tcherepnin, Lea Bertucci
Producers: Fern Silva
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 70΄
Contact: PROJECT: Rock Bottom Riser, Fern Silva
Awards/Distinctions: Original Music Award – Cinéma du Réel 2021
Works in Progress 2020

Fern Silva


2007 Notes from a Bastard Child (short)
2010 In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (short)
2014 Wayward Fronds (short)
2017 The Watchmen (short)
2021 Rock Bottom Riser