Drone - Screening and Panel Discussion

Past Event

22 October 2013, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This screening and panel discussion are held in collaboration with ThirdMan films, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the Oxford Martin School

Come and watch the screening of the short film Drone with an introduction by the directors and followed by a panel discussion. Drone has been selected for 5 film festivals including DC Shorts festival 2013 and Montreal World Film Festival 2013.

Film synopsis: Set in the near future, Drone follows one morning in the life of a military Drone Operator, played by Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting & Black Hawk Down).

Drone warfare has now become privatised and he works a 9-5 shift for a Drone company called JANA. One morning he is called in to do an 'early shift' and carry out a Drone mission on his own for the first time.

Alone in the office, whilst he waits for his mission to go live he surfs the internet and plays solitaire like any other bored office worker. But his isolation makes him think for the first time about what he must do and the lethal hellfire missile he has to unleash at the touch of his joy stick on a suspect he's never seen before, thousands of miles away from him. Across the other side of the world.


  • Dr Gilles Giacca, Prinicpal Investigator, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations
  • Daniel Jewel, Writer, Director and Producer of Drone
  • Ateh Jewel, Associate Producer of Drone
  • Dr Alex Leveringhaus, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and Adviser on Drone

The screening and panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. All welcome, please register above