International Competition

Zero Days

Alex Gibney

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Screening time  
01.03. / Wednesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1  
03.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 2  
04.03. / Subota, 22:00 - 00:00 Dvorana 1  
Two allied forces opened up the Pandora’s box of cyber warfare.

In his new film, Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus discovered in 2010 by international IT experts. Evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments, this malware was designed to specifically sabotage Iran’s nuclear programme. However, the complex computer worm ended up not only infecting its intended target but also spreading uncontrollably. Although to this day officially denied, Stuxnet was created by two allied forces who were each pursuing their own agendas, and in doing so opened up the Pandora’s box of cyber warfare. In Gibney’s film, insiders chronicle the development of a programme code-named Olympic Games – a malware which can paralyse the infrastructure of entire states in a split second without leaving any trace of those responsible.

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Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, born in 1953, is an American producer and director, the founder of Jigsaw Productions. The winner of Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards, he is known as the producer of financially most successful documentaries of all times – Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2006) and Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), which won an Academy Award in 2008. His films Casino Jack and The United States Of Money (2010), Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012) and The Armstrong Lie (2012)were screened at ZagrebDox festival.

USA
2016, 116'

Directed by:
Alex Gibney

Screenplay by:
Alex Gibney

Cinematography:
Antonio Rossi, Brett Wiley

Edited by:
Andy Grieve

Music:
Will Bates

Producers:
Marc Shmuger, Alex Gibney

Produced by:
Magnolia Pictures, Participant Media, Jigsaw Productions & Global Produce

Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2016; New Zealand International Film Festival 2016; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016; Calgary International Film Festival 2016; New Hampshire Film Festival 2016; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2016; AFI Docs 2016; Film Fest Gent 2016; Free Zone Belgrade 2016; Jerusalem International Film Festival 2016; Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2017; Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards 2016; Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2017; Satellite Awards 2016; Writers Guild of America, USA 2017