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WAR AND GAMES

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Drones and remote-controlled weapons and robots are the war technology of the future. Controlling them via a screen is like playing a computer game. The film visits laboratories, games designers and guardians of morality.
Sophisticated new machines can spot the movement of every mouse and man in water, on land and in the air. And they can kill. Automatically. Operating drones and remote-controlled weapons via a screen is like playing a computer game. What do game designers have in common with developers of unmanned war machines and drone pilots? How real are their visions of the future? Does this new technology provide us with reconnaissance information and security, as promised by the industry and governments, or are they paving the way for a state that has absolute control over its citizens? A film about technical developments which will not only change the future of warfare, but also civilian life, our notions of ethics and morality. Will machines ultimately become the more decisive decision-makers? The film explores these issues in Israel, the USA and Germany, and gains new perspectives on this challenging subject with documentary observations, unpublished film material, and protagonists who consider the subject from different angles.

Current Affairs
Length 90’/52’, HD
Film by Karin Jurschick
Co-Production Bildersturm Filmproduktion with ZDF/3Sat and WDR, with the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM and DFFF, 2016
Original title Krieg und Spiele

Festivals and awards:
One World Festival Prague, Czech Republic 2016