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Zero Days

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00pm – Stark Hall Auditorium
Winona State University

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The documentary film Zero Days will be shown on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7pm in the Stark Hall Auditorium at Winona State University. A part of the university’s “Our Digital Humanity” theme, Zero Days explores cyber warfare and the Stuxnet computer virus.

Directed by prolific documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), Zero Days plunges the viewer into a frightening new world of warfare. Playing like a Hollywood cyber thriller that also happens to be true, Zero Days alleges that American and Israeli intelligence and military forces created a cyber-weapon intended to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program. But, as Zero Days reveals, the Stuxnet computer virus may very well have opened up a whole new battlefield with no rules of engagement.

As Michael Hayden, former Director of the National Security Agency and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, puts it, “This has the whiff of August 1945. Somebody just used a new weapon and this weapon will not be put back into the box.”

Winona State University professor Dr. David Speetzen will be on hand after the screening to talk about the film, cyber warfare, and related topics.

Zero Days runs 116 minutes and is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America.

Admission is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Winona State University English Department, Mass Communication Department, Darrell W. Krueger Library, and Sounds of Cinema.

Below are links to essays, reviews, and videos about Zero Days: