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The Above (2015)

In Kirsten Johnson's The Above, a U.S. military surveillance balloon floats on a tether high above Kabul, Afghanistan. Its capacities are both highly classified and deeply mysterious.

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In Kirsten Johnson's The Above, a U.S. military surveillance balloon floats on a tether high above Kabul, Afghanistan. Its capacities are both highly classified and deeply mysterious.

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Eye in the Sky
5 July 2019 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

The Above is about a mysterious American military blimp that floats above Kabul in Afghanistan. The first three fourths of this short movie are taken up with either shots of it or of bird's eye shots (presumably taken by drone) of everyday life in Kabul. But then the setting changes...There are some intertitles that raise questions about the purpose of the blimp without giving any definitive answers. A strikingly beautiful and ominous experience.


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