Debra Sweet | April 13, 2021
“Unmanned” is a short feature film dealing with the conflicts of a drone pilot stationed somewhere in the United States. Its 21 minutes register with viewers just like reading an impactful short story would. We show clips from it during many of our We Are Not Your Soldiers classroom visits.
After viewing it with his high school class, one young man described how he felt like he had just been knocked over by a big wave. A young woman wrote, “When I watched those bodies fall on the screen, the father screaming for his child, I felt a punch to my gut. It hurt. It hurt because I asked myself what if that was my father and sister on the screen? What did their family feel when they returned home but only one could speak?”