Tonje Hessen Schei, Norway, 2014

58 min.DK/Documentary

As technology expands at an unprecedented rate, we are part of an experiment that changes our wars and possibly our world. Through voices on both sides of this new technology "Drone" gives crucial context and new perspectives to the covert CIA drone wars. Over 3000 people have been killed by drones in Waziristan since 2004. Shahzad Akbar and Clive Stafford Smith are human rights lawyers, who represent the drone victims. They go up against the CIA and their fight for transparency, accountability and justice could change the course of history. Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas have redefined the experience of going to war. As some of our first drone pilots, they have killed through joysticks and now suffer the consequences. They unveil important information and unravel some of the mysteries from inside the drone war. Their stories are put in perspective by prominent experts who give new insights on the future of warfare. Should robots decide who, when and where to kill? Does the new technology make it too easy to kill, or is it saving lives by making war more humane? At this crucial time "Drone" asks where we are headed.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Drone
Danish title Drone
Keywords War, Drones, Middle East, The, USA, 2010-2019
Director Tonje Hessen Schei
Screenplay Tonje Hessen Schei
Producer Lars B. Løge
Director of Photography Anna Myking
Editor Joakim Schager
Sound Thomas Angell Endresen
Production country Norway, Denmark
Dialogue language English,Urdu
Production company Flimmer Film
Domestic distribution LevelK ApS
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15


Production company Flimmer Film
Co-production Radiator Film ApS, ZDF/ARTE, DR, TV 2 Norge
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution LevelK ApS


Direction Tonje Hessen Schei
Assistant director Jonathan Borge Lie


Script Tonje Hessen Schei


Producer Lars B. Løge
Production manager Jonathan Borge Lie
Executive producer Peter Wintonick


Cinematographer Anna Myking


Editor Joakim Schager


Music Olav Øyehaug


Sound designer Thomas Angell Endresen

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