National Bird (film)

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National Bird
National Bird logo.jpg
Directed bySonia Kennebeck
Produced byInes Hofmann Kanna, Sonia Kennebeck
Music byInsa Rudolph
CinematographyTorsten Lapp
Edited byMaxine Goedicke
Ten Forward Films
Distributed byFilmRise
Release date
  • February 14, 2016 (2016-02-14) (Berlinale)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

National Bird is a 2016 documentary film directed by Sonia Kennebeck with executive producers Wim Wenders and Errol Morris.[1] The film focuses on three whistleblowers who talk about unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones.[2] It was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival, and it was reviewed in Variety and The Guardian.[3][4] It later was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.

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  1. ^ Rezayazdi, Soheil (April 20, 2016). "Tribeca 2016: Five Questions for National Bird Director Sonia Kennebeck". Filmmaker. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Roddy, Michael (February 13, 2016). "Berlin film 'National Bird' gives whistleblower view of drones". Reuters. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Debruge, Peter (February 15, 2016). "Berlin Film Review: 'National Bird'". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Needham, Alex (April 17, 2016). "National Bird review – chilling film reveals truths about drones". The Guardian. Retrieved May 4, 2016.

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