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HOW TO KILL A CLOUD

by Tuija Halttunen

synopsis

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 to rain on the country suffering of drought. 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 country, not science at large. Korhonen’s enthusiasm morphs into an ethical dilemma and inner conflicts.

international title: How to Kill a Cloud
original title: How to Kill a Cloud
country: Finland, Denmark
sales agent: Rise and Shine World Sales
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Tuija Halttunen
film run: 77'
screenplay: Tuija Halttunen
producer: Niina Virtanen, Pasi Hakkio
co-producer: Ulrik Gutkin
production: Wacky Tie Films, Copenhagen Film Company Short & Doc
backing: Finnish Film Foundation (FI), YLE (FI), Nordisk Film & TV Fund (NO), AVEK (FI), The Church Media Foundation (FI), DR (DK), Danish Film Institute (DK), VGTV (NO), Film Tampere (FI), Kone Foundation (FI), Elokuvatuotantoyhtiö Made (FI)
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