Sinner in Mecca Nice People Atomic Heart
Rainbow Still Experimenter Krigen
Frame by Frame This is Exile The Land of the Enlightened

Drone (2014)

Tonje Hessen Schei

Tweet plaatsen Update plaatsen Update plaatsen

America has been carrying out drone attacks in Pakistan for years, causing huge numbers of civilian casualties. In Drone, surviving relatives and human rights lawyers, but also young drone pilots who are recruited in the gaming world, give an account of the suffering and injustice this entails.

Synopsis

Because drone technology develops at an infinitely greater pace than international law, the legality of drone use is still a grey area. The CIA has been carrying out drone attacks in Pakistan for years, causing huge numbers of civilian casualties. Drone tells the shocking stories of the families of drone victims, of passionate human rights lawyers, and of drone manufacturers and pilots. These pilots – young men who from the Nevada desert carry out attacks they can hardly comprehend – are recruited in the gaming world. ‘It was just point and click.’

Drone technology radically changed the art of warfare as it allows to kill massively, invisibly and at a great distance. In the film, critics, victims and perpetrators call for transparency and accountability. Drone makes a clear statement in a discussion that has yet to fully begin, and makes a convincing case for the urgency of a political, legal and moral debate on the use of drones.

As drone technology develops infinitely more quickly than international law – meaning that the legality of the use of drones is still a gray area – the CIA has been carrying out drone attacks in Pakistan for years, causing huge numbers of civilian casualties. And all while the United States isn’t even officially at war with Pakistan. Drone tells the shocking stories of the families of Pakistani victims of drones, of passionate human rights advocates and activists, and of drone manufacturers and pilots. These pilots – young men who carry out deadly attacks they can hardly even comprehend from the Nevada desert – are actively recruited in the gaming world. “It was just point. And click.” Drone makes it clear how drone technology has radically changed the art of war, as it makes it possible to kill massively, invisibly and from a great distance. This film gives a voice to the criticasters – victims and perpetrators – fighting for openness, responsibility and justice. Although director Tonje Hessen Schei isn’t directly present in her film as an interviewer or voice-over, Drone is a loud, clear voice in a discussion that has hardly even begun, and she makes a convincing case for the great urgency of a political, legal and above all moral debate on the use of drones. - See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=2E2CF423-4F6A-48FA-98D2-544F218EFA2C&tab=-#sthash.xTgfIrwI.dpuf

Credits

Norway 2014, 78 min.

Documentary,

Spoken language: Pashtu, Urdu, English

Official website: http://www.dronethedocumentary.com, https://www.facebook.com/DRONEDOCUMENTARY https://twitter.com/DroneDoc

Productions:

Flimmer Film

jonathan@flimmerfilm.no

+4755231500

http://www.flimmerfilm.no/

World sales:

Norwegian Film Institute

ts@nfi.no

+47 22474500

www.nfi.no

Tweet plaatsen Update plaatsen Update plaatsen

When & where?

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 15:15

    Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal (Trouw)
    Buy tickets here

  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 19:45

    Zaal 5, Filmhuis Den Haag
    Buy tickets here

  • Monday, March 23, 2015 - 15:30

    Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag
    No more tickets available.

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 - 19:15

    Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal
    Buy tickets here

Buy strippenkaart tickets
Questions about ordering? Call 070 - 365 60 30
* Upon payment of your ticket 6 movies for 45 Euros, 6 e-tickets of 0 euros will appear in your account. With this card you can subquently order tickets to 6 movies of your choice.


Human rights
weapons
crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide
terrorism
courts & tribunals, transitional justice
social and peace movements
human rights defenders & organizations (A Matter of ACT)
military, armies
police & security forces
Search Movies

Site search

Newsletter Festivalpaper
Twitter Facebook Youtube