Overcast — An Investigation into Climate Engineering


Switzerland, 2015, 80 min. Director Matthias Hancke.

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. 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. 

Matthias Hancke studied History, Media Science and Anthropology focusing on moviemaking at the University of Bern. From 2009 on he has worked professionally on his second movie OVERCAST, after he had observed the phenomenon in February 2008. In the meantime he worked with an exceptional passion and discipline on the finishing of the movie and met numerous well-known scientists and experts in this field, which gave him an extensive and differentiated insight into the phenomenon. 2010 he won an award for his short movie «Unknown».