POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society
CREATED: Monday, April 25, 2016
National Bird is an eye-opening documentary that looks deep into the processes and consequences of the United States’ drone war in Afghanistan. A class screening of the film may complement a Political Science, History, or Social Studies curriculum, and will encourage students to consider the moral ramifications of high tech modern warfare. Taught in conjunction with this guide, the film will challenge students to think critically about global conflict, morality, and the human impact of drone technology, both on Afghan civilians and American drone operators. Discussion questions and supplemental materials facilitate further research into related topics such as the definition of whistleblowing, PTSD, and the social consequences of civilian casualties.