There's a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts. There's a preview video below. The movie's website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones
I saw a screening of this film back in November at the drone summit in DC. It's wonderful. I was a bit put-off and staggered, to be frank, at the time, because someone involved with the film bragged about how inexpensively it had been made, and yet the budget was so unfathomably huge that I knew that if an anti-war organization had that kind of money we could hire organizers all over the world and quite possibly make the abolition of war a major mainstream force.
And, of course, you can't simply ask if the money was well spent, because no one will say that it was spent to end the practice of drone murder. The director and the cast, of course, say they wanted to make a socially important film about a serious issue, but not what they wanted to accomplish, beyond raising questions and being entertaining. Everyone's always happy to say that a film opposes racism or cruelty to animals or bullying, but not war.
you hundreds of millions of odd-balls who, like me, happen to give a
damn whether your government is murdering people in your name with your
money will, in fact, want to make this film a huge viral success. I'm
telling you, right now, it's a good one. It is indeed entertaining.
It's not simple, predictable, pedantic, or preaching. But neither is
the film itself reluctant to face head-on the banal, evil, arrogant
mass-murder engaged in by these young people who dress up in pilots
suits to sit at desks in trailers taking orders from military
bureaucrats and private contractors, and ultimately from a president who
reviews a list of potential men, women, and children to murder on Tuesdays.