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The Truth About the War of Drones

by Joyce Gonzoles Perez for 80 Grados:

About 98% of people who have died from so-called "drone attacks" are not civilian "targets" or high-value targets, but harmless. This is one of the data revealing documentary follows Unmanned: America Drone Wars (2013), which investigates the impact of these drone attacks, but are operated remotely by operators. The audiovisual project questions the foreign policy of the United States, through interviews ranging from the testimony of a drone operator and arguments of military officers, to the experiences of families of the victims and analysis of investigative journalists. - See more at:

The documentary (which included below) begins with the testimony of a drone operator, who explains that is located thousands of miles away from the affected area, evaluating video channels and, based on this, if someone is determined Walking around certain community or not is a potential terrorist. The operator also describes the effect of the attack shocking ordering mode to eliminate the 'suspects' detected on your radar. Says that you can almost see the facial expressions of the "enemy" and agony. "Maybe we are cursed, or perhaps asked Allah to forgive us. Who knows. Nobody teaches us how to react. I would not have contributed to that, "he says in an interview. The film recreates, particularly the drone attack occurred on March 17, 2011 during the celebration of a "jirga" (traditional Afghan assembly) in the village of Datta Khel, located on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. That day killed 40 Pakistani leaders, but in the last five years drone strikes have killed more than 1,400 Pakistani nationals, according to information presented in the film. Citizens in South Africa, Yemen, Australia, England, San Diego, Atlanta and Washington have held demonstrations against the drone attacks. Even Pakistan's Supreme Court outlawed the attacks, labeling them as war crimes. Robert Greenwald, documentary filmmaker and director, is the founder and president of Brave New Films (BNF). He has produced and directed more than 50 television movies and miniseries. In 2002 he stepped fully into documentary films and low BNF has made ​​eight films, among which are: Uncovered: The War on Iraq  (2004) ;  Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism  (2004),  Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price  (2005) ,   Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers  (2006); Rethink Afghanistan (2009), Koch Brothers Exposed (2012) ,  and  War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013). His films have earned 25 Emmy nominations.