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Drones 

When: Thu., Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. 2014
Price: Free
www.ppjpc.org

Whether it's the psychological effect on the pilots of removing the immediacy of physical presence from the killing; the statistical-whitewashing effect of counting all military-age males as militants, as the Obama administration does; or the legal effect of bombing targets in sovereign nations, drone warfare is messy and hugely controversial. One estimate by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism says strikes authorized by the current president have been responsible for 2,400 deaths, including about 168 children. It's into this arena that the 2013 fiction film Drones places two very different Nevada-based flight operators. See it for free at 6:30 tonight at the Penrose Library (20 N. Cascade Ave., ppjpc.org). — Bryce Crawford

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