ROCK BOTTOM RISER – Review by Diane Carson

Writer/director Fern Silva’s avant-garde documentary Rock Bottom Riser includes stunning underwater volcanic eruptions and flowing lava, Indigenous society’s protests, an actor promoting a religious breakthrough, science lectures, and more. Plans for installation of a thirty-meter telescope on the sacred Mauna Kea Mountain on the big island of Hawai’i provided the catalyst for this meandering, disjointed series of images.

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