“National Bird” follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are decided to break the silence around some of the controversial current affairs issues of our time: the name of the game 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 come to a decision to speak out publicly, regardless of the conceivable consequences.
Their stories take dramatic turns, leading probably the most protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. Executive produced by Errol Morris and Wim Wenders, “National Bird” gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories in ways never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a far away issue close to home.
This Blu-ray features English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired, surround sound and extras including Afghanistan – Orthopaedic Centre, Afghanistan – Suhrab and his Circle of relatives, Daniel – Fundraiser for CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou, Daniel – White House Protest, Heather – First Interview, Heather – Letters from Basic Training, Lisa – Chalkupy, Lisa – College Talk, Lisa – Paper Clip Tattoo together with the official “National Bird” trailer.
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