Nina Berman

Documentary photographer
     
Location: New York City
Nationality: American
Biography: Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, author and educator. Her wide-ranging work looks at  American politics, militarism,  post violence trauma and resistance.  Her photographs and videos have been exhibited at more... read on
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When The Jets Fly
Copyright Nina Berman 2022
Updated Dec 2021
When The Jets Fly,
Running time 9.35 minutes

Keeping the peace is a violent enterprise.  
Preparing to vanquish the enemy whoever or wherever that enemy might be,
requires practice, practice, practice. Unlimited taxpayer funds to support the forever war, 

feeds the cycle of procurement and obsolescence with aircraft and weapons
systems constantly upgraded, perfected and discarded, only to begin again.
The result is ever more training, on ever more
complicated weapons systems, often requiring more space for war play.
On Whidbey Island, WA and in Burlington, VT and in many places in between,
the growing demands of the U.S. military to wage war, is turning civilian spaces

into military hell scapes.

Published on The Intercept, December 17, 2021
Direction, camera, editor: Nina Berman
Additional camera:  Andrew Burton, Duane Peterson III
Additional sound: Elyse Blennerhassett
Assistant editor: Jake Price
Supported by:  MIT/Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and Columbia University War and Peace grant
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