Portugal Now! / Rock Bottom Riser by Fern Silva (2021, 70')

Thu, Nov 4, 2021 | Bios Cinémathèque

Portugal Now! / Rock Bottom Riser by Fern Silva (2021, 70')

Πορτογαλία, ΗΠΑ | Portugal, USA, 2021, 70'
digital file, έγχρωμο | color, με ήχο | sound
Γλώσσα | Language: αγγλικά | english
Υπότιτλοι | Subtitles: ελληνικά, αγγλικά | greek, english
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z039tVnSrHs

Σε συνεργασία με την Πρεσβεία της Πορτογαλίας στην Ελλάδα και το Ινστιτούτο Camões στην Αθήνα.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Portugal in Greece and the Instituto Camões in Athens.

Synopsis:
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.

Παραγωγή / Production: Fern Silva
Μουσική / Music: Sergei Tcherepnin, Lea Bertucci

Fern Silva (USA-Portugal, 1982)
Fern Silva is artist who began working as an editor and cameraperson in NYC. His early films focus on his relationship to Portugal and have since expanded, underlining the influence of industry on culture and the environment. For over a decade, his 16mm films have been screened widely in festivals, museums and cinematheques.

Φιλμογραφία / Filmography:
2021 Rock Bottom Riser
2017 The Watchmen (short)
2017 Ride Light Lightning, Crash Like Thunder (short)
2015 Scales in the Spectrum of Space (short)
2014 Wayward Fronds (short)
2013 Tender Feet (short)
2012 Concrete Parlay (short)
2011 Passage upon the Plume (short)
2011 Peril of the Antilles (short)
2010 In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (short)
2010 Servants of Mercy (short)
2009 Sahara Mosaic (short)
2008 After Marks (short)
2008 Spinners (short)
2007 Notes from a Bastard Child (short)