About the Film

National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.

In Theaters This Fall

See the Film

2016 Zürich Film Festival / Tickets

Sunday, September 25; Monday, September 26; Sunday, October 2

2016 Milwaukee International Film Festival / Tickets

Wednesday, September 28; Friday, September 30; Sunday, October 2

2016 Filmfest Hamburg / Tickets

Monday, October 3

IDA Screening Series, Los Angeles / Free Tickets

Thursday, October 27

Frontline Club London / Tickets

Monday, November 7

University of Massachusetts Boston Film Series / Tickets

Thursday, December 15

Past Screenings

2016 Camden International Film Festival

2016 Melbourne Film Festival

2016 East End Film Festival London

2016 Sydney Film Festival

2016 Sheffield Doc|Fest

2016 San Francisco International Film Festival

2016 Tribeca Film Festival

2016 Berlin Film Festival

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