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Deep Rising

Directed by:

Matthieu Rytz


93 minutes

The fate of the planet's last untouched wilderness, the deep ocean, is under threat as a secretive organization is about to allow massive extraction of seabed metals to address the world's energy crisis.


Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7:15 PM


In-Theatre ONLY. Not available on-demand.

Deep Rising Official Trailer

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Deep Rising illuminates the vital relationship between the deep ocean and sustaining life on Earth. The documentary follows mining startup, The Metals Company, as it pursues funding, public favor, and permission from the International Seabed Authority to mine wide swathes of the Pacific Ocean floor.  Minerals deep in the ocean may be the answer to our future energy needs.


This up-to-the-minute tale of geopolitical, scientific, and corporate intrigue exposes the machinations of a secretive organization empowered to green light massive extraction of metals from the deep seafloor that are deemed essential to the electric battery revolution. 


“Deep Rising is an immersive virtual reality experience and a feature film that aims to provoke a paradigm shift in order to find seeds for solutions to the climate crisis we are currently facing.” (Redford Center)

Deep Rising



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Matthieu Rytz

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Matthieu Rytz is a producer, curator, photographer, and director, and is also the producer of the World Press Photo event in Montreal. A visual anthropologist by training, for ten years his passion for photography and ethnology has led him across the globe to photograph cultural and human diversity. His pictures, as well as those he has commissioned, have been exhibited in settings that include the New York Photo Festival, Visa pour l'image (France), Galerie Flux (Geneva), Noorderlicht Photogallery, and Museum Belvédère (Holland), Ciudad Móvil Cultural Center (Colombia), Rencontres Internationales de la photographie (Gaspé, Quebec), and Tohu and ARTVstudio in Place des Arts (Montreal).

As president and founder of the company Arkar, he has also co-produced World Press Photo in Quebec City and produced the exhibition Melting Tropics (2014, Quartier des spectacles, Montreal). He's been working with the former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong, on an international documentary "Anote's Ark" dealing with the realities of climate change, which has taken him to the United Nations, the Vatican, Geneva, and Tokyo, among other places. He also specializes in visual scenography and photographic installations.



Matthieu Rytz


Matthieu Rytz


Elisa Bonora

Sound Department

Sylvain Bellemare, Sound Designer

Martin M. Messier, Re-recording Mixer

Christian Olsen, Sound Designer

Additional Crew

Nancy Marcotte, Archive Research & Clearance

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