First Trailer for Gibney's Frightening Cyber Warfare Doc 'Zero Days'
"Most of these systems are relativity easy for a sophisticated hacker to get into." Hot on the heels of the world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, the first official trailer has debuted online for Alex Gibney's new documentary Zero Days. This time Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney throws the doors wide open on cyber warfare, profiling what he deems the first official cyber attack - the Stuxnet virus that infected computers all over the world, but was designed to specifically attack centrifuges refining nuclear material in Iran. The doc examines the bigger picture of how we've entered an era of a cyber warfare, with governments using tactics like this without anyone even knowing about it. I saw the film this morning at Berlinale and it is frightening and eye-opening, one of the most ambitious docs from Gibney in years. Get a first look below.
Here's the first official trailer for Alex Gibney's doc Zero Days, originally embedded from THR:
Description for Zero Days from the Berlinale Film Festival: "In his new film, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus discovered in 2010 by international IT experts. Evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments, this malware was designed to specifically sabotage Iran's nuclear programme. However, the complex computer worm ended up not only infecting its intended target but also spreading uncontrollably… Insiders chronicle the development of a programme code-named 'Olympic Games' – a malware which can paralyse the infrastructure of entire states in a split second without leaving any trace of those responsible. This story of a source code that caused severe damage outside cyberspace becomes a cautionary tale about the dangers of unfettered technologies and uncontrolled political power." Zero Days does not have any US release date yet.