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Frontline Club Screening: Drone + Q&A


Monday 13 April 2015, 7:00 PM, Frontline Club.

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This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Tonje Hessen Schei.

Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei and produced by Flimmer Film, Drone takes an in depth look at the United States’ use of drone technology, questioning how drones are altering the psychology of war. Drone explores new war technology from both the perspective of civilians living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots training on programmes that resemble video games.

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, and the world leaders giving the “green light” to engage in targeted killing. Tonje Hessen Schei presents a thorough and well researched examination of how drones are remoulding the technological, political, and psychological landscape of war for both countries using the new technology and citizens of countries under drone strikes.

In the midst of the rapid advancement of technology, with which international legislation is struggling to keep up, Schei‘s film displays how drones are rapidly defining a new perception of war.

Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei
Duration: 78′
Year: 2014