"America must be a standard bearer in the conduct of war. That is what makes us different than those who we fight," Barack Obama claimed in his Nobel peace prize acceptance speech in 2009. The man of change was going to close Guantanamo and restore the standing of the US in the world. Five years later Obama is best known for his aggressive drone war, which is in real danger of undermining the entire international legal framework and making war a permanent state of affairs.
The screening on Friday September 26th is the opening of the Checkpoints programme and DRONE's Norwegian premiere.
Meet the director Tonje Hessen Schei at the screenings September 26, September 27. and September 29.
Tonje Hessen Schei (1971, Norway). Filmography: PLAY AGAIN (2010), INDEPENDENT INTERVENTION (2006)