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The documentary is about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new technology, the film reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare.

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Tonje Hessen Schei
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Bryant Brandon Bryant ... Himself - Former Drone Operator, U.S. Air Force
Zubair Rehman Zubair Rehman ... Himself - Drone Strike Survivor, North Waziristan (as Zubair Ur Rehman)
John Bellinger III John Bellinger III ... Himself - Legal Adviser, U.S. State Department
Mark Mazzetti ... Himself - Author, The Way of the Knife
Chris Woods Chris Woods ... Himself - Author, Sudden Justice
Bryan Callahan Bryan Callahan ... Himself - Director of RPA Operations (as Lt. Col. Bryan Callahan)
Clive Stafford Smith Clive Stafford Smith ... Himself - Human Rights Lawyer, Reprieve
Shahzad Akbar Shahzad Akbar ... Himself - Human Rights Lawyer, Director of Foundation for Fundamental Rights
Jonathan Landay Jonathan Landay ... Himself - Investigative Journalist
Hina Shamsi Hina Shamsi ... Herself - Human Rights Lawyer
Jay Carney ... Himself - White House Press Secretary
Imran Khan Imran Khan ... Himself - Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insal
Lawrence Wilkerson Lawrence Wilkerson ... Himself - Chief of Staff to Secretary of State
Andy Von Flotow Andy Von Flotow ... Himself - Founding Chairman, INSITU
Michael Haas Michael Haas ... Himself - Former Drone Operator, U.S. Air Force
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The documentary follows people on both sides of the drone technology. The unique access to drone victims in Waziristan is juxtaposed to drone pilots who struggle to come to terms with the new warfare. 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. Written by Anonymous

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Norway | Pakistan | USA

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English | Urdu | Pushto

Release Date:

10 April 2014 (Norway) See more »

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Дрон See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Vitally Important Discussion - Lacks Credibility
19 April 2016 | by lilrynoSee all my reviews

There are few topics, in my view, more important than the discussion of how drone and other technological weapons forged in our modern network-centric age are utilized. This film attempts to broach the topic but it has one fatal flaw.

While the director, Tonje Hessen Schei, tells audiences in screenings that she has told the story from "both sides of the drones," she has markedly missed the mark like a hellfire missile following a laser malfunction. Tonje does not present reality, rather she presents actors ready to recite lines on command.

The "drone operators" in her film, and especially her star and literal poster child, Brandon Bryant, devastate the credibility of her film once any research is done.

As the film "Brandon Bryant the Documentary: Drones & Deceptions" demonstrates, DRONE from Hessen Schei lacks credibility by engaging an actor who will say anything for the camera; a great benefit to a fictional work, but quite fatal to the credibility of a documentary.


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