A New Documentary About America’s Drone Wars
The new documentary UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars by Robert Greenwald examines the impact of the United States’ drone wars on countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, as well as at home.
The film focuses on the plight of civilians targeted by so-called signature strikes and the continuing efforts by U.S. government officials (including President Barack Obama) and intelligence agencies to play down or deny the existence of civilian ‘collateral damage’ by retrospectively declaring civilian victims as ‘militants’ or ‘terrorists’ in media appearances to justify their killing.
Featuring interviews with former drone operators, relatives of drone victims, and legal experts, UNMANNED gives a rounded insight into the human cost of the drone wars that are being waged in the name of fighting terrorism.
For a limited time, the film’s production company Brave New Films streams UNMANNED on YouTube. I highly recommend watching it.
In addition, a report on Democracy Now! covers the film and its subject matter.
The official film website is here: http://unmanned.warcosts.com/