In light of events that happened around the world in the past week, Drone couldn't be arriving at a more opportune moment. It is Tonje Hessen Schei's goal that the film will give people an idea of the long term consequences of continued drones strikes. Particularly scary is the thought that it might not just be the United States being the perpetrators of such strikes in the future. "I think that the US is setting a very dangerous example, with its use of drones. I think killing thousands of people outside of hot battlefields is a very dangerous example to set with no transparency and no accountability," says Tonje. "And if you think of the very rapid and wide spread of these weapons, a hundred countries have military drones or are developing this capability right now. This includes countries like Russia and China and Iran. It’s going to be very hard for us to point our fingers when they start taking out people around the world that they see an imminent threats, when basically the whole western world has been so silent around the US use of this weapon."
Drone opens today at the Carlton Cinema and Kingsway Theatre