“Good Kill” and contemporary drone warfare

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Image source: Screenshot from the film Good Kill

On 10 April Good Kill, Andrew Niccol’s latest film, has been released in the UK. The film is the story of Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a drone operator, that from the comfort of an armchair goes to war. It raises interesting questions on the morality of contemporary warfare (if a morality does exist in the context of war), on the blurring of lines between playing war and waging real war and real killing, on issues of distance and proximity, emotional involvement or detachment. A must-see for those who increasingly question the war on terror and western warfare methods.

For more info on the film click here and here.

To see our previous post on Good Kill see here. For our previous posts on drone warfare see here, here and here.

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