Actor Jason Momoa, best known for his portrayal of Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, recently talked to uInterview founder Erik Meers at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to discuss his new film, Deep Rising.

Momoa serves as executive producer and narrator on the project.

The documentary shows the opposing sides of the international debate over whether mining minerals from the relatively unexplored depths of the ocean floor should be allowed. Due to limited research on deep ocean life, the potential consequences of mining are not fully understood.

“I just hope you get to sit back and see that it’s not just like voting for one side of anything,” Momoa said. “It’s just stating facts, it’s showing what’s out there in the world, and you can make your own decisions.”

The actor noted that he’s seen corporations abuse the oceans numerous times and feels that the only solution is for their actions to be regulated.

Speaking of the potential impact of the film, Momoa stated, “It’s going to open up a lot of conversations.” He hopes it gets viewers invested in the environmental destruction caused by deep-sea mining.

Environmental advocacy groups have argued that seabed mining should not be permitted due to the potential for damage to deep-sea ecosystems and pollution of heavy metals.

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