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“Drone” documentary at MAC in November, plus post-screening Q&A. Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
Date: 10 November 2015.   Time: 19:00 – 22:00

esrc2 festival logoA documentary about the CIA drone war, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei: Inside the secret CIA drone war. Intimate stories from the war on terror. People living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots struggling with killing through joysticks in the US.

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.

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This is just the beginning. In the midst of fast advancement of technology and lagging international legislation the film shows how drones change wars and possibly our future.

Join the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security from the University of Birmingham for a post-screening Q&A with experts on the ethics, strategy, and legality of drone use.

Please register online for this event

Contact: Ms Catherine Edwards: Email: c.j.edwards@bham.ac.uk Telephone: 0121 414 7340

Organised by: University of Birmingham. Event website: ‘Drone’ Documentary, plus post-screening Q&A

Venue: The MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH