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Special Arts Report: Ruth Copland talks to Academy-Award-winning director Gavin Hood on the red carpet at Cinequest 2016 before the premiere of his new film Eye In The Sky starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul and Barkhad Abdi.

During the conversation, Ruth Copland and Gavin Hood discuss whether art can evoke change; Gavin Hood’s first experience of the power of art; why he likes to work in fiction rather than documentary format; themes that run through his work; and of course his new film Eye In The Sky.


Written by Guy Hibbert, Eye In The Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Look out for Eye In The Sky in cinemas soon.

Gavin Hood is a filmmaker, screenwriter, director and actor best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and for directing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Ender’s Game.

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