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  • Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

  • Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

  • Col. Katherine Powell is a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. As the mission escalates, a young girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

  • Working with her American counterparts and the Kenyan military, British Colonel Katherine Powell is about to launch an operation that, if successful, will lead to the capture of the Number 2, 3 and 5 terrorists on the American list of most wanted terrorists in East Africa. Among the group they hope to arrest are British nationals Susan Danford, now known as Ayesha Al Hady, her husband and a recently radicalized young man who just arrived from the UK. There is also a radicalized American in the group. Her plan to capture the group goes awry when they suddenly decamp to a new location and Powell wants to move to Plan B: a kill mission. The result is a debate among those in charge - in London there is Powell's commanding officer Lt. General Frank Benson, a junior minister and the British Attorney General; the British Foreign Secretary is at a trade conference; and the U.S. Secretary of State is in China - on whether they can proceed. From somewhere in the U.S. Midwest, Lt. Steve Watts is flying the U.S. drone the sky above Nairobi - and is the man who will ultimately pull the trigger if the kill mission is approved. Complicating matters however is the sudden appearance in the "kill zone" of a young girl selling bread. Do they proceed knowing there will be collateral damage?

  • British Army Colonel Katherine Powell wakes up early in the morning and hears that an undercover British/Kenyan agent has been murdered by the Al-Shabaab group. From Northwood Headquarters she takes command of a mission to capture three of the ten highest-level Al-Shabaab leaders, who are meeting in a safe-house in Nairobi. These include a British couple, Susan Helen Danford and her husband.


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  • EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from capture to kill. But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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