By Will Porter
They see everything, they can kill you with impunity and they may be coming to a battlefield or suburb near you.
Filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck, in her debut documentary film, National Bird, examines America’s use of flying unmanned drones in our wars overseas, their effect on drone operators and what it means for the future of warfare.
The film, released in February 2016, centers around three subjects, all former operators of the unmanned vehicles or analysts of drone surveillance imagery.
We are introduced to Heather early in the film, a former Air Force drone imagery analyst and one of the first to publicly criticize the secret drone program.