The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County's monthly Film Forum will screen “Drone Wars,” a 2012 documentary by Alternate Focus, Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St./the corner of High and Miller streets.

The film covers the history of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their trial uses in wars since early in the last century. It features commentary by the designers of UAVs, as well as congressional representatives who defend their use. The film also interviews critics such as Tom Hayden as well as historians and business owners who see the down side of targeted killing from a safe distance by armchair "video game warriors."

As a follow up to the local appearance of Medea Benjamin, author of "Drone Warfare," this summer, this detailed look inside the creation and application of drones will enhance understanding of the message that she brought to the community. In its last segment, the film deals chillingly with the morality question of remote control killing and the consequences of such an endeavor to those who do the killing, as well as the victims of the inevitable inaccuracies of this high-tech innovation in war weaponry.

The screening is free to the public (donations are appreciated) and will be followed by a discussion of the film. For more information, call 338-4920.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.