Official Trailer for 'Kill Chain: Cyber War on America's Elections' Doc

March 6, 2020
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Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections Trailer

"Hackers are a wonderful resource." HBO has unveiled the official trailer for a documentary titled Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections, which is as frightening as it sounds. This 91-minute feature documentary will be debuting streaming on HBO later this month. From directors Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels and Sarah Teale, the team behind HBO's documentary Hacking Democracy, Kill Chain again follows Finnish hacker and cyber security expert Harri Hursti as he travels across the U.S. and around the world to show how our election systems remain entirely unprotected, with very little accountability or transparency. Hursti's eye-opening journey is supplemented by candid interviews with key figures in the election security community, as well as cyber experts and U.S. senators from both parties who are fighting to secure the integrity of the vote before November 2020. Let's hope this film actually makes a difference and forces real change, because otherwise there isn't much hope for democracy anymore. Take a look below.

Official trailer for HBO's doc Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections, found on YouTube:

Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections Doc

In advance of the 2020 Presidential election, Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections takes a deep dive into the weaknesses of today’s election technology, investigating the startling vulnerabilities in America’s voting systems and the alarming risks they pose to our democracy. Kill Chain follows Finnish hacker and cyber security expert Harri Hursti as he travels around the world and across the U.S. to show how our election systems remain dangerously unprotected. Seen through this lens, seemingly unrelated or uncoordinated security breaches from the recent past can be seen as part of a "kill chain" – a military doctrine to plot meticulous, long-game attacks, understanding that breaking down trust in voting results is the surest way to undermine democracy. Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections is a feature doc co-directed by filmmakers Simon Ardizzone & Russell Michaels & Sarah Teale, the same team behind HBO's 2006 Emmy-nominated documentary Hacking Democracy. HBO will release the Kill Chain doc streaming exclusively starting March 26th later this month. For more info, visit their official website.

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where was all of this concern when bush and obama were winning 2-terms in the whitehouse? the internet and hackers existed during these years -and nobody said anything. NOW - it's a big deal. and i wonder if these docs would be made if hillary clinton had won the presidency?

dan on Mar 6, 2020


Huh?? Maybe it would've... This trailer doesn't even mention any politicians, it's just talking about election systems and the problems with them. Maybe this is the reason she didn't win...? Who knows...

Alex Billington on Mar 6, 2020


2016 hadn't happened yet ...that's where the concern started , AFTER we found out how easy it was for someone to manipulate social media ...Along With hacking the voting machines ; whether anything was changed or not in them , they were still hacked . HENCE the desire to see what really could be done , by a professional hacker . and the reason for the doc ... Maybe you should watch the FIRST doc in the series , dan , to answer your question ...

Dominic on Mar 6, 2020


i didn't say it did mention them. i'm just saying that nobody ever (and i mean EVER) mentioned election interference before trump was elected. it's only a thing now - the "conspiracy of the moment". hey, alex - you haven't posted the trailer for tom hanks "greyhoud" - what do you think?it looks like it has a lot of suspense but i'm not sure how they make a whole movie around this story. i'll surely watch it though.

dan on Mar 9, 2020


I did post the Greyhound trailer! Of course! Take a look here: I think it looks good! Lots of CGI naval action, but might be a worthy WWII thriller. I'm intrigued that Tom Hanks also wrote the script, hopefully that gives it an edge and makes it more than just another bland war action movie. I'm planning to watch it, too.

Alex Billington on Mar 10, 2020


sorry, i must have missed it. hey, i didn't know TH wrote the script. and yea, i'm hoping to see more of the human side - as far as covering wwII, the war side has been done a lot. this is a different spin on the wwII genre. and i knew a man who did this ferrying type of work in that war and said it was very, i'm hopeful. also, i'd like to think we get a glimpse of the germans perspective in the u-boats as well. i think that would add a face to the other side and make it more intense.

dan on Mar 11, 2020


This reminds me of how much I enjoyed Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima combo and the dual perspectives from both sides fighting in the war. We need this kind of duality again, as I'd be interested in seeing more of the U-Boat side of things, too. (Aside from the classic Das Boot, of course.)

Alex Billington on Mar 11, 2020


SO true! i was going to mention those films and how clint gave a face to the "enemy" of the US. in band of brothers, one scene i remember vividly was hearing the american soldier translate what the german general was saying to his troops after germany surrendered - it chokes me up every time i listen to it. if you haven't heard it -

dan on Mar 11, 2020


Yeah, fear of the revolution ... But anyway, this is about the manipulation of people's will throught technology. If there's a chance, somebody is going to use it. Which says a lot of shameful things about a society ...

shiboleth on Mar 6, 2020

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