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OVERCAST - An Investigation into Climate Engineering


OVERCAST is a groundbreaking documentary about a phenomenon that most of us would consider normal: Jet contrails that spread into clouds, covering the sky and blocking the sun. For some people however, these trails are the biggest environmental crime in the history of mankind. Based on ideas first outlined in 1974, scientists have developed the basic technology necessary for climate control. Jet planes would be deployed, dispersing large amounts of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight back into space. However, what if this technology known as geoengineering has already been fully implemented for many years, with neither public consent, nor disclosure? Are the jet trails and the whitened skies that we see today the result of such a geoengineering program? For over a decade now, the phenomenon has given rise to severe controversy and wild speculation. In a challenging investigation this documentary distinguishes the hard scientific facts from lofty speculation. OVERCAST aims - once and for all - to find conclusive answers to one of the most pressing questions of our time.

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Directors: Matthias Hancke Writers: Matthias Hancke Producers: Tristan Albrecht


Screenings / Awards: 
  • Innsbruck Nature Film Festival
    Innsbruck, Austria
    October 9, 2015
  • Accolade Global Film Competition   Winner Award of Excellence
  • Deauville Green Awards
    France Premier
  • Green Film Festival in Seoul
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • G2 Green Earth Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  •      Awareness Film Fest                     Los Angeles, USA  Merit Award        
  • Matsalu Environmental Film Festival
    Estonian Premier
  • Baikal Internationl Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    Russian Premier
  • Tru Doc Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation
  • Ficma Barcelona International Environmental Festival
    November 7, 2016
    Spanish Premier
  •     Sunlight International Film Festival 2017                                Moscow   official Selection


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Student project: No Completion date: 2016-05-20 Shooting format: Digital, HD Aspect ratio: 16:9 Film color: Color First-time filmmaker: Yes

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