With ZERO DAYS the ever-productive Alex Gibney invites the audience into a shadowy world of warfare and international espionage. Focusing on the powerful computer virus Stuxnet, which was developed by US and Israeli authorities in an attempt to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program, the film examines the many ways in which cyber weapons will shape the world of the future. Told like a documentary thriller, ZERO DAYS poses important questions about the legality and accountability of this new form of warfare and the threat it poses to the digital infrastructure our society is built on.
Alex Gibney (USA, 1953) Selected filmography (all screened at BIFF): STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE (2015), FINDING FELA! (2014), THE ARMSTRONG LIE (2013), WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS (2013), MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD (2012), CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER (2010)