How to Kill a Cloud

Category: documentary
Director: Tuija Halttunen
Producer: Niina Virtanen
Country: Finland, Denmark
Year: 2021
Length: 77'
Production Status: completed


Hannele Korhonen, a brilliant Finnish scientist, takes on a multimillion-dollar three-year project funded by the United Arab Emirates, to make rain in the desert. Korhonen sees it as an opportunity to further her research into clouds and their behaviour, and to bring about the seemingly impossible. But creating artificial rain may have unforeseen and unwelcome impacts. It soon becomes clear that her sponsors have their own agenda. Caught in a fiendish dilemma between research, finance, politics and ecosystems, Korhonen's integrity is at risk. A fascinating and highly topical documentary. (Sydney Film Festival 2021)

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