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Screening of “National Bird” documentary at Hallwalls w drone tech Lisa Ling!!
August 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A documentary film about weaponized drones and drone warfare. Directed by Sonia Kennebeck. Former drone technician Lisa Ling will be on hand, truth-telling about the drone program. Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station personnel are especially welcome. At Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Ms. Ling’s perspective is key to understanding the dangers of weaponized drones to all concerned. Also see the film’s website: www.nationalbirdfilm.com.
From the film’s website:
“National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.
Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.”