DRONE is a documentary about the CIA drone war. A 58 min tv-version was released April 15th and a 82 minute version was ready for release fall 2014. Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei and produced by Flimmer Film.
DRONE follows people on both sides of the drone technology. The unique access to drone victims in Waziristan is juxtaposed to drone pilots who struggle to come to terms with the new warfare.
The film covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret “green light” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice.
At this important threshold, DRONE looks at where we are today and asks where we are headed.