Five Thousand Feet is the Best
The UK Premier of Omer Fast’s celebrated filmwork. A former drone operator tells how he controlled unmanned planes to fire at civilians and militia in Afghanistan and Pakistan from a Las Vegas Desert base. The project’s title refers to the
‘optimum’ firing position of the drone plane. Moving between fact and fiction, documentary and action film style, Five Thousand Feet is the Best juxtaposes the drone operators’ account with dramatisations of alternative scenarios, played out with an unforgettable ending.
Image 01: Omer Fast, 5000 Feet is the Best, 2011, Digital film, 30 minute loop, Still by Yonn Thomas. © Omer Fast, Courtesy of the artist, Arratia Beer, Berlin and gb agency, Paris.
Image 02: BPB12 installation shots © Nigel Green
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