DRONE 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 "greenlight" 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.
Major revelations about the US government's drone program - best-selling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.
We’re more used to hearing about drones in connection with bombing runs in the Middle East, but now they’re invading the stately homes of Britain, and Sir Tony Robinson is the man with his hand on the controls. In this high-concept show, the aerial cameras are used to give a bird’s-eye view of sites usually inaccessible to the public, from the eerie fake villages constructed by the Ministry of Defence to practise invasions – tanks trundling down cardboard streets – to the homes of Russian billionaires, to Winston Churchill’s bolthole in case the war went south.