United States 2016, 92’ (O.V. with Italian subtitles)
Special screening, first Italian release; with an introduction by Philip Di Salvo and Jeremy Scahill
At the end of the DIG Awards’ prize ceremony, piazzale Ceccarini will host the screening of one of the most important investigative-films of the last years. Produced by the great directors Wim Wenders and Errol Morris, and directed by Sonia Kennebeck, National Bird tells the tragic story of three whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding one of the most controversial occurrences of recent times: the secretly-conducted US drone war in different countries of the world. The protagonists are three veterans of the American Army who, tormented by the sense of guilt for having taken part in the murder of “faceless” enemies, decide to speak publicly despite what they could risk. Their lives will take a dramatic turn. Through a compelling story, the film—also presented at the Berlinale and at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York—introduces us to a still relatively-unknown alarming topic.
The screening is introduced by the president of the DIG Awards’ jury Jeremy Scahill and by an unprecedented video contribution of the director.