A Finnish scientist takes on a multimillion-dollar project to make rain in the desert, but soon becomes caught in an ethical dilemma between research, finance and the environment.
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.
Tuija Halttunen’s short documentary Heaven and Earth won the main prize at the Tampere Film Festival in 1995, and her documentary Neighbours was nominated for a Prix Europa in 2013.
Shortlisted for the Sustainable Future Award