Matt Gallagher – “Anne Hathaway Plays Drone Pilot Fighting a New War in Grounded” – The Intercept

“The questions of drone warfare — where, when, why, how much — have become intrinsically linked to American foreign policy and tethered to the legacy of the Obama administration. For books, plays and films to be made about the program feels right; targeted killing for national security, even when justified, deserves our collective scrutiny. But for all the (deserved) grief American Sniper received for being singularly focused on the toils of Chris Kyle, thus wholly unconcerned with Iraq or Iraqis, Grounded and Good Kill wallow in a similar muck. All three are character studies of (brave, stoic, white) Americans traumatized by what their citizenry has allowed them to do in the name of country. Iraqis and Afghans are there to serve as backdrops, things to snipe or things to bomb or things to lament. But things aren’t sniped or bombed or lamented. People are.”

via Anne Hathaway Plays Drone Pilot Fighting a New War in Grounded – The Intercept.

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Matt Gallagher – “Anne Hathaway Plays Drone Pilot Fighting a New War in Grounded” – The Intercept

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