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National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war, which has been waged globally for more than a decade. The film, executive produced by Errol Morris and Wim Wenders, gives rare insight into the program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, to explore the complexities of drone warfare from a human perspective.

At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans — Lisa, Daniel, and Heather. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, each decides to speak out publicly, regardless of the consequences. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of them to Afghanistan, where she learns about a tragic incident involving drone warfare. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. Watch the preview here
Independent Lens: National Bird
Independent Lens: National BIrd
Independent Lens: National Bird

Catch a special screening of National Bird at the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard Dr SE).

Friday April 21 at 6pm (catered reception at 5:30)

A panel discussion, moderated by Gene Grant, will follow the screening featuring:
Colonel Ronald D. Ford, USAF (Ret), Program Director, National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center
Navy veteran Richard Fluke
Tim Segrest Army Special Forces (Ret), Poet, Author

Get tickets here

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