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‘Eye in the Sky’ director tests morality of drone-warfare and ‘collateral damage’




Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleeker street, Helen Mirren, director Gavin Hood and  Barkhad Abdi attennd the
Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleeker street, Helen Mirren, director Gavin Hood and Barkhad Abdi attennd the "Eye In The Sky" New York PremiereAfter Party.
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Expanding in wider release this weekend, the film "Eye in the Sky" stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, 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 drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) 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.

Other stars in the film include Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi") and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”).

Guest:

Gavin Hood, Director, “Eye in the Sky;” Hood’s other directing credits include the Oscar-winner “Tsotsi;” “Ender’s Game,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”