As part of Movies that Matter On Tour, there is a screening of the documentary Drone by director Tonje Hessen Schei, tonight at 19.00 hrs in Kijkhuis, Leiden. After the screening a debate will take place.
The United States have 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.
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
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