Tonje Hessen Schei / Norway, Denmark / 2014 / 78 mins / English and Pashto with English subtitles / Documentary
“A cool-headed, finely constructed documentary on the newest, most controversial method of warfare.” – The Guardian.
Over the last decade, the US military’s widespread deployment of drones has changed the face of war. Drone focuses on the human consequences of these covert operations through the testimonies of their victims in Waziristan (Pakistan) and of the pilots who handled them. From the recruitment of youngsters at video game conventions to the moral considerations of the engineers who designed them, this documentary explores the impact on all those affected by this radically new form of warfare. In doing so, director Tonje Hessen Schei makes a compelling case for a political, legal and moral debate on the use of these weapons.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.
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Winner: Amnesty International Award – San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival 2015
Winner: Human Rights Award – Bergen International Film Festival 2014
Winner: Most Valuable Documentary of the Year – Cinema for Peace Awards 2015
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