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Eye in the Sky: Implications of modern warfare

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in ‘Eye in the Sky’.

Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from 'capture' to 'kill'.

But as American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Eye in the Sky is a British thriller film starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi. The film, directed by Gavin Hood based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert, features drone warfare.