How to Kill a Cloud

dir. Tuija Halttunen / 2021 / Finland, Denmark / 80min.
Finnish scientist Hannele Korhonen is awarded a 1,5 million USD research grant by the UAE to participate in an ambitious project to stimulate rainfall over the desert

Warning! The following film contains flashing lights and may cause seizures


Finnish scientist Hannele Korhonen has one ultimate passion: to work at the top of the atmospheric science community in the world. She wishes to be totally independent and concentrate on her science while maintaining high ethical values. Her life changes dramatically when she is awarded a 1,5 million USD research grant by the United Arab Emirates. The funder expects her to find ways to make the migratory clouds above the UAE stay above this country suffering of drought and bring rain upon it. The opportunity to get proper funding for such a special research is perfect. Gradually she learns that the aim of the funder is to benefit one individual country, not science at large. Korhonen’s enthusiasm morphs into an ethical dilemma and inner conflicts.

80 min
country / year of production:
Finland, Denmark / 2021
Tuija Halttunen
Ville Hakonen
Niina Virtanen, Ulrik Gutkin / Wacky Tie Films, Copenhagen Film Company
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen; 2021- Sydney IFF; 2021 – Verzio FF
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Green Warsaw Award
ecology Middle East science

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