Directed by Lars Bergström & Mats Bigert
Sweden, 2012
58 minutes (with subtitles)

Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström embark on a mission to America’s mid-West to to put their invention —The Tornado Diverter — in front of an approaching twister. Along the way, we see historical examples of man’s attempts to control the weather and harness it for his own purposes.

Part performance art, part investigative documentary, The Weather War raises the important question of how we deal with climate change. Do we adapt to meet the challenges it brings? Or do we wage war against increasingly aggressive weather phenomena?


This session will be introduced by CEO of Environment Victoria, Mark Wakeham.