«Probing an ecosystem of mediated images and its circulation of fear, the filmmakers create an essay as a form of applied research on the contemporary. The present that seems all too close is put into perspective by excursions into history. A history of efforts to control the natural order. Episode by episode we commence to sense how the social is being imagined as inevitably catastrophic when described by metaphors from nature. Public outrage turns into thunderstorms, perceived threats turn into clouds. To dispel these clouds means to demystify. The film reminds us of our shared responsibility in the fabrication of social climate conditions.»

Statement of the jury members Jonas Eisenschmidt, Delphine Jeanneret and Philip Widmann