Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars
By Brave New Films
Robert Greenwald, Director
A half hour version – edited for education classes in congregations
In Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, by Brave New Films, director Robert Greenwald investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through compelling interviews, including a former American drone operator who shares what he has witnessed in his own words, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the truth, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life.
Throughout Unmanned, Greenwald intersperses in-depth interviews with never-before-seen footage from the tribal regions in Pakistan to humanize those who have been impacted by US drone policy. This footage, alongside interviews with Pakistani drone survivors, describes the brutal reality of drone attacks ordered during the Obama Administration. The film highlights the stories of 16 year old Tariq Aziz, killed by a drone a mere week after he participated in a public conference in Islamabad in 2011, and a school teacher, Rafiq ur Rehman, grappling with the loss of his elderly mother and the hospitalization of his children resulting from a drone strike last year, showing how delicate life can be in this virtual war where no one is accepting responsibility for the casualties.