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National Bird

National Bird is a movie starring Barack Obama and Jesselyn Radack. Drone whistleblower interviewed about borderless information gathering by the government.

Other Titles
Dronekrigerne, National Bird: Drone Wars, Amerikas Drohnenkrieger
Running Time
1 hours 32 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sonia Kennebeck
Actors
Jesselyn Radack, Barack Obama
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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. military veterans. Plagued 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. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.

Comments about documentary «National Bird» (20)

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Evelyn Beck

The only reason I would recommend this documentary to anyone is to help people understand that there is a way to actually experience nature without having to make a big sacrifice or have a whole lot of time on your hands. I could never get past the "I'm making this movie" mindset. It was so ingrained in me, I could only get close to the point where I was talking about how I didn't want to be wasting my time. So the movie was good, but I felt it was really lacking the level of authenticity that is necessary to have a true documentary. There were a few parts where I had to look away from the screen, because I couldn't look at the stars on the screen. There were a few times when the camera was in a point of view that didn't even seem to be pointing at the stars, but I suppose that's part of the nature of photography. I found myself not trusting my eyes, or ears, as to whether I was seeing the stars or not. The best advice I could give to people would be to be open to new experiences and to take the time to see something new, whether it is nature or a new film. That's my recommendation. I just don't understand how people can find it hard to believe that nature could be this real.

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George Kim

The truth of life is a beautiful thing, it is true to life and if we have lived in this life we would be able to identify with it and feel a connection to it. We would find out how much we have lost in the journey to be able to live a life that we truly love. For me, life is much more than what I have in front of me. It is much more than what I have to put up with. I have many life goals and aspirations that I hope to achieve but most of all I want to have the ability to love someone and feel that connection with them. This film illustrates that the real struggle of our lives is how we identify with our relationships. How much are we willing to give and how much are we willing to receive. We are not in control of the relationships but we have control over our lives. The film gives an insight into what it would be like to experience a very real relationship and the things that we find attractive about that relationship. What are we willing to give and receive and what do we really get from it? The story is a great reflection of how we should think about our relationships. It is a great way to understand the differences between love and feelings and to have a real discussion about what love means.

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Nicholas Grant

A wonderful film that looks at some very important issues facing the birds and the people who are caring for them. Most of the footage was from a birding trip, but the director had access to some other birding trips, which added to the overall picture. I liked the way the film was made and was happy to see that the filmmakers did not have a special effects budget to draw on. The views were quite beautiful, and the writing was thorough and interesting. The cameraman/director's use of sound, color, and shadows were excellent. I was reminded of how they made the Birdmen in Braveheart. The birding footage was at times quite graphic, but it was not too much. I appreciated the discussions and arguments made by both sides, and the insight into the people who were engaged in the effort. I felt this film was very balanced and balanced perspectives were presented, with the message being heard, not only on the birds themselves, but also in relation to what is happening in the world. The film did a good job in showing the many different ways the human race can take advantage of wildlife. The ending was quite surprising, although I wasn't expecting it. Overall, I highly recommend this film.

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Louis B.

This is a great movie about the history of the Allied POWs in the Pacific, and the tragedy that followed the war. I can't imagine any other movie about POWs and their treatment that would have been better than this. This movie is very informative and touching. I was surprised at the number of inaccuracies, such as the number of Japanese in the prison camp. However, I don't think that would be a problem for the general public. I believe that the movie was filmed fairly well and the acting was good. I think the film is well worth seeing.

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Kevin Webb

The movie is very interesting and informative, the thing I like the most is that it gives an impression about the history of the park. The movie is not showing every detail about the history of the park. It is showing a small part of the history. A film like that would be impossible to do.

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Russell

i was shocked at the "fake news" from news organizations. Most of the people who wrote reviews about this film were probably influenced by the fact that its supposedly talking about Obama. Which is fine. However, if you're gonna talk about Obama, then they should at least try to present the actual facts of his administration. That's not to say that they didn't, or that it wasn't pretty scary and depressing to see what was going on in this country. The only problem I had with the film was the ending. After watching the film, I kept thinking to myself "I'm so glad this was just the beginning. Then I will be able to enjoy this film for what it was." Sadly, this film ended up being much worse than what I was expecting. I could understand if the ending was more uplifting and inspirational, but when I looked at the next film that was supposed to be in the same vein, and it was titled "Let's Make America Great Again" I thought, "well, that was an awful title." In conclusion, I am not sure if I would recommend this film, or if I should have waited for it to come out on DVD.

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Henry P.

Not long ago, I read a study done on how people perceive animals. This study showed how people make judgments on animals based on what they see and what they hear. Animals are seen and heard in a very stereotyped manner. This movie shows how people in the United States do the same thing. People would classify animals in such a way as to make a picture of an animal and when it came to making a judgement, this is how they would think of an animal. You would not go into a grocery store and say "oh, I like that one.I will probably like that one." People would just categorize it as a cat or a dog or a fish. This movie also showed how people would categorize animals based on looks. This movie shows that people would look at an animal based on looks. I think that most people that watch this movie would agree that this is a good movie, because it shows how people in the United States see animals and that is what makes this movie so good. Overall, this movie is very well done and well worth watching.

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Roy

This is a great film for anyone interested in the environment, history, and the workings of the business. While the film focuses on the oil industry and its impact on the environment, it also covers many other industries and industries that have had an impact on the environment, including the chemical industry, the plastics industry, and the steel industry. The film does an excellent job of showing the effects of these industries on the environment and human health, and it does a good job of presenting the facts. I have to agree with the other reviewer that the narration is a bit confusing. However, it does provide a good overview of the film and provides a good summary of the history of the film. The narration is also a great example of why documentaries are so popular, and why we need them to provide information on topics that are often hard to find. While I am not a fan of the narration, I think that it is done in a very effective way that makes the film seem more real. Overall, I really enjoyed this film and highly recommend it.

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Benjamin

A rather surprising movie to see that's about birds. A documentary about the shooting of the Boston Red Sox. The film is about a bunch of Boston Red Sox fans who have been paying tribute to the Red Sox for a year. The film is great to see the footage, the reactions from the people, the history of the Red Sox, and how the fans have reacted to the film. The actors in the film are great, especially Anna Kendrick, who is fantastic. Also a great performance is by Matt Damon, who plays one of the Red Sox fans. The actors all did a good job. The documentary itself is a bit dull and the interviews are mostly uninteresting. The final thing that I really liked about the film is that it shows a lot of footage of the Red Sox winning the World Series, the baseball players, the Boston Red Sox fans, the fans that are worried that their team will not make it. The Red Sox fans have great memories of the Red Sox, especially the fans that are part of the Red Sox family. Overall, the movie is a good documentary about the Red Sox and their fans, and it's a good documentary about the Boston Red Sox.

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Lori Wallace

This is a very good documentary about a species of bird, the red knot. It was made by a BBC documentary crew and it was a lot of work and research. I have no idea how this film got so much publicity but it is very good. The first half is a great overview of the film and the various methods they used to catch the bird. The second half is the footage of the bird being captured. This is just amazing. The footage is really good, you see the full effect of the camera when they are filming. And the bird, its stunning. I am really pleased with this film and look forward to watching it again. The DVD is really good and I think the extras would be very useful. There is a really good sound track and it is very short so you don't have to be in a hurry to get to the end of the film.

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Joe

I saw this movie and was very pleasantly surprised. I knew this was going to be a drama, but I was not expecting it to be this well-made. It was done in a way that is very documentary-like, without being boring or slow. Some may call it too long, but it really isn't. It's just about a handful of people that knew someone who was going to die, and knew what they would be doing. It does get to the point a bit too quickly, but overall, it's very compelling. I think the people in this movie did an amazing job in the story, and the music was great. The performances are also very well done. It is a great movie to see, and I would definitely recommend it.

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Melissa Schultz

The discovery of a curious bird in the desert is only the beginning of this moving story of a struggling group of scientists and others who investigate a dead body found in the desert. By the time the group has finished their research and the lead scientist has been diagnosed with cancer, they must keep the animal in the desert and find a way to return it to its home. This moving story is about a group of people and how they are affected by the death of a bird. This movie is like no other. The film has such a touching story and is perfect for any family to watch. The fact that the story is based on a real event is one of the greatest parts of this movie. The documentary style of the movie is also incredible and makes you feel like you are part of the investigation. A special mention must be made of the soundtrack. This film is based on a true story, so when the soundtrack is used in such a way, you can't help but be moved by it. It has a soul and makes you feel the pain of the people in the movie. The film is amazing and is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

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Brenda G.

I am a family and wildlife enthusiast. I have researched many wildlife conservation topics in my time. And, I have read this book from start to finish. I have only two criticism. 1) The main characters are some of the worst characters ever created. This really happens in the movie. They are weak, stupid and ignorant. If you are looking for a documentary, then this is not the movie for you. If you want to learn about wildlife, then this is the movie for you. 2) The reviewers and reviewers' reviews give the movie a 1 or a 2. This is not fair to the movie and the readers of the book. In my opinion, this book deserves a 10. This movie deserves a 10. I think it deserves a 10! This movie has so many things going for it. I don't agree with what some people are saying about it, but I also don't agree with what they are saying about it. I give it a 10 and will continue to enjoy it. I will also continue to watch it over and over. I am not against the actors. I think that they did a great job. The film really reflects the characters well. It really gives a glimpse into the life of a predator. This is not a movie about wildlife conservation. I have read the book and have enjoyed it as well. I will always remember the ending and what it means to a predator. My favorite part is when the leader of the group finds a bag of prey, and he is thinking about it. It's an amazing moment and he shows that he has thought about his prey. He doesn't feel threatened. It's a good look into how he feels when he has to decide whether or not to do something. The main character doesn't even realize how much he is in love with his prey. He just feels attached to it. This is an amazing scene in the movie and the other two scenes are awesome. I really don't understand why people are complaining about it. I understand why people are complaining. They just don't understand the meaning of the movie. There are many other movies out there that don't do that.

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Joyce H.

I saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a very good documentary that delves into the human impact of climate change. It is very well done. It is important to note that it is not a "consensus" documentary, and it is not a "slant" documentary. It is a balanced look at the scientific facts. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the topic. I believe that it is a very accurate and well done documentary. It is definitely worth watching.

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Kelly

This documentary on the role of Michael Moore in the climate movement of the 1980s (a period that he seemed to be personally involved in, if for the reasons you see in the film), should be required viewing for anyone who has ever thought about the issue of the environment. It is certainly worth a look for those who are interested in that particular issue. On the flip side, it is extremely informative on the very wide variety of subjects that this documentary covers. There is an excellent amount of information about the issues of the 1980s in general, and climate change specifically, and the information on that subject is presented with all the same seriousness as it is on the issues of the past. In other words, if you think you are just interested in the issues of the past, you'll probably be very surprised at what this documentary offers. I found it to be extremely well done and a very worthwhile movie for any true climate change fan.

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Michael C.

People are not being completely truthful in this review. The film was quite a revelation. The book was written by a young girl. Her story was told in a slightly different way than in the film. The story is about how much she struggled to be accepted by her family and herself. It was inspiring. It was also heartbreaking. A young girl should never have to feel so alone. She should be given an opportunity to be seen as a 'normal' person, rather than just as an individual who has some problems. This film also shows the connection between different cultures, and the struggles of them all. The children were well-behaved, and the adults were very kind and kind-hearted, and with an open heart. The director is a girl, and her story is very touching. I can only hope that this film will inspire others to stand up and be counted for what they have to contribute. 8/10

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Patrick

The Wall Street Journal has an article about a couple of members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing in Cuba and describing the atmosphere and emotions they felt while doing so. This is a very good movie, that anyone should see. If you are a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, then see it.

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Kevin C.

I have been to the National Parks a few times, but this is the first time I have been to the Grand Canyon. I am very familiar with the Grand Canyon and it has been a part of my life since I was very young. The film was well done and had a good flow. The interviews with the people who lived there and their stories were very interesting. The movie also showed the effects of the big oil companies on the Grand Canyon. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in the Grand Canyon and the effects that the oil companies have had on the park. I also recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in the history of the Grand Canyon. I would give this movie a 9 out of 10.

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Shirley

This film is a journey through the life of a new found bird. This bird was rescued and brought to a sanctuary where she was to be bred and raised. In her care, the viewers are invited into her life and learn about her. The viewer will learn more about the challenges of caring for a wild bird, the support of the director, and how she was able to bring her wild spirit back to her nest. For the first time ever, I watched a film on a wild bird and she was able to live out the dream of her owners and bring her self to the nest. All in all, a very uplifting film that will make you feel good about yourself and the planet. I highly recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a film about a new found bird. This is one bird that is worth it.

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Larry E.

In my opinion, this documentary is a must see. It is an excellent look at the life of a bird that I have never seen before. It is not a documentary about the bird, but about the people that care for the bird. The footage is very well done, and the story is told in a very realistic way. The documentary is told from the perspective of the people who love the bird and the people who love to see the bird. The people who care for the bird also are interviewed and are interviewed in detail. The bird is treated with respect, and the people who care for the bird are treated with respect. It is very moving to see the things that happen to the bird, and also the people that care for the bird. I highly recommend it.