EngineeringOVERCAST 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?
Matthias Hancke was born in January 1980 in Brig Switzerland. He 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”.
Film Type:Documentary, Feature
Runtime:1 hour 20 minutes
Completion Date:October 9, 2015
Production Budget:85,000 USD
Country of Origin:Switzerland
Country of Filming:Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States