Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney‘s (Taxi to the Dark Side) new movie Zero Days premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been playing the film festival tour before it hits theaters this July. The film is about the world of cyberwar. The title is a reference to the concept of a zero day vulnerability, which is a hole in software that can be exploited by hackers. Once the flaw becomes known, the software’s author has zero days in which to plan and advise any mitigation against its exploitation.
We’ve seen many movies about these kind of things, and in today’s technology driven world, its a real threat. Magnolia Pictures has released a new Zero Day trailer, which you can watch after the jump.
I’ll be honest, I love documentaries but Alex Gibney’s films are often too talking head (i.e. interviews) heavy for my tastes. I didn’t even really enjoy his Scientology documentary Going Clear. But the trailer for Zero Days is cut almost like a narrative thriller and it makes me excited to see it. So far the film has been getting great reviews from its festival run, a bunch of pull quotes can be seen in the trailer.
Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about warfare in a world without rules— the world of cyberwar. The film tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. It’s the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare.
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