Zero Days

USA 2016, 110 min
Directed by Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film uncovers the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” thanks to 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. ZERO DAYS is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare. Beyond the technical aspects of the story, ZERO DAYS reveals a web of intrigue involving the CIA, the US Military’s new cyber command, Israel’s Mossad and Operations that include both espionage and covert assassinations as well as a new generation of cyberweapons whose destructive power is matched only by Nuclear War.

The future is now, Gibney's documentary persuasively argues, and what it holds for all of us is as scary to contemplate as it may be impossible to ward off.

Los Angeles Times

In documentary filmmaking, as in news writing, there is a fine line between irresponsible alarmism and dispassionate reportage. And Mr. Gibney has a proven record of tiptoeing to the edge without going too far.

New York Times

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