East Village Entertainment


a documentary about the CIA Drone War

Inside the secret CIA drone war. Intimate stories from the war on terror. People living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots struggling with killing through joysticks in the US.

Following people on both sides of the drone technology, Drone 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. 

This is just the beginning. In the midst of fast advancement of technology and lagging international legislation the film shows how drones change wars and possibly our future. 

Watch Drone now.


"Drone is the most disturbing and chilling film I’ve seen in years. It will shake your mind and soul." - Hubert Sauper, Director Darwin’s Nightmare

"Tonje Hessen Shei crafts one of the most effective, in-depth and well-rounded documentaries on the state of war on terrorism today." - CineVue

"A deeply disturbing exposé of US drone warfare and the trivialization of killing." - Total Film

Director/Writer: Tonje Hessen Schei
Assistant Director: Jonathan Borge Lie
Producers: Lars Løge, Jonathan Borge Lie
Co-Producers: Stefan Frost, Henrik Underbjerg  
Executive Producer: Peter Wintonick
Cinematographer: Steven Moore, Anna Myking    Editor: Joakim Schager    Music: Robin Rengård, Olav Øyehaug
2015, Norway/Pakistan/USA, 78/58 min, in English/Urdu/Pashto with subtitles

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