(Short to play before DRONE)
Directed by: Alan Magee
Short USA 4 Minutes Unrated
Party Line asks how our knowledge of being observed and overheard will affect our comfort in speaking openly, how the chill produced by authoritarian monitoring will affect our public discussion and public policy.
Directed by: Tonje Hessen Schei
Documentary Norway 78 Minutes Unrated
Drone mines the contentious reality of drone technology. The testimonials of drone victims in Waziristan is juxtaposed with drone pilots struggling to come to terms with the new warfare. The film covers diverse 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, from the world leaders giving the secret “greenlight” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history to the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability, and justice.
Q & A to follow film.