30.09. - 09.10.2021

National Bird USA, Germany 2016 | 92 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Sonia Kennebeck

Sonia Kennebeck was born in Malaysia and grew up in Hamburg. After studying politics, she worked as a journalist and film-maker for  NDR, ARD and CNN. National Bird is her first long documentary with Errol Morris and Wim Wenders as Executive Producers.

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Documentary Death comes from above: unnoticed, combat drones glide through the sky, take aim at their target – and shoot. They're seen as wonder weapons of modern warfare. Three whistleblowers Heather, Lisa and Daniel tell a different story about the USA's secret combat drone programme. It was their job to analyse recordings made by drones over Afghanistan and decide whether an attack would endanger civilian lives. "Who ends up living or dying, you can't say. At the end of the day, all you know is what you see on a two-dimensional screen.“ National Bird is the brilliantly researched reality behind the illusion of clean warfare.
Original title: National Bird
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Dari
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Sonia Kennebeck
Producer: Sonia Kennebeck, Ines Hofmann Kanna
Director of Photography: Torsten Lapp
Music: Insa Rudolph
Production Design:
Editor: Maxine Goedicke
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Barbara Biemann, Alexander von Sallwitz (NDR)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
World Sales: ro*co films international
Production: Ten Forward Films
Contact: Martina Hedwig, NFP marketing & distribution GmbH:


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