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US Drone War in Pakistan: Documentaries

This database was developed by Maliha Ali '15 at Bennington College, as a resource for fact-checking and archiving the claims, research and data about US drone policy and its impact in Pakistan and beyond.

Unseen War (2013) by Exposing the Invisible

Watch "Unseen War" (2013) by Exposing the Invisible

The film features in-depth and interactive interviews with journalists Sadaf Baig, Taha Siddiqui, Safdar Dawar, and Alice Ross, sociologist Noortje Marres, and activist James Bridle.

Dirty Wars (2013) by Jeremy Scahill

Wounds of Waziristan (2013) directed by Madiha Tahir

Rise of the Drone (2013) by PBS NOVA

Theatre of Conflict - Reporting from FATA (2012) by FES

DRONE (2014) directed by Tonje Hessen Schei

DRONE (2014) directed by Tonje Hessen Schei

The film covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret “green light” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice. (Synopsis by Anon.)

Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (2013) directed by Robert Greenwald

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The film features more than 70 interviews, including with former drone operator Brandon Bryant, Pakistani families of innocent drone victims seeking legal redress and high-ranking politicians and military officers.

Israel's Drone Dealers (2014) by Al Jazeera: People & Power

Drone Spy Wars (2012) by Declan Walsh and Channon Hodge