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“While they are flying, everything the pilots watch is being filmed.” In There Will Be No More Night, video images captured by American and French armed forces surveil conflict zones in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria through the unblinking eye of a military camera. These stark, startling images are enhanced by the words of an anonymous pilot and terse, precise narration exploring how “the imbalance of the forces is irrevocable.”


“Once you start shooting, it is difficult to stop,” the pilot admits, a witness to moments of horror and anxiety relayed by the grainy video feed. The film grapples with the near-limitless potential of surveillance as a tool of war, using thermal cameras to coldly observe gruesome scenes of alleged insurgents being gunned down in pitch dark, alongside images of children playing in an Afghani village. The effect is a chilling look into the unchecked power of modern war. -CN


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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    76 minutes
  • Country
    France
  • Premiere
    Canada
  • Director
    Éléonore Weber
  • Producer
    Gaëlle Jones, Perspective Films