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Monday, April 3, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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NATIONAL BIRD

A film by Sonia Kennebeck

 

Monday, April 3

12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth St

San Rafael  

 

 

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NATIONAL BIRD follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: The secret U. S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. veterans. Tortured by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. The film was executive produced by Wim Wenders and Errol Morris and premiered in the prestigious Specials Section of the Berlin Film Festival 2016 and was also selected for Tribeca, Sheffield and IDFA, among many other festivals. 

 

 

Sonia Kennebeck is an independent documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist with more than 15 years of directing and producing experience. She has directed eight television documentaries and more than 50 investigative reports.  Filmmaker Magazine selected Sonia Kennebeck as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2016. Sonia received a Master’s degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.

She was born in Malacca, Malaysia and lives in New York.

 

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About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

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Independent Television Service, Inc. (ITVS), is a global public media organization that funds and presents independent documentary films, co-produces the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, and delivers innovative engagement events on the ground and online. Mandated by Congress in 1988 and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ITVS has brought thousands of independently produced programs to American audiences. For more visit itvs.org.


 

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Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Monday, April 3, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)


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