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January Doc Soup: ZERO DAYS

Year 2016
Runtime 116 mins

Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about warfare in a world without rules – the world of cyberwar.

The film tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. It’s the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare.

Through accounts from high echelon players in the U.S. and Israeli secret services, journalists, analysts, and whistleblowers, ZERO DAYS uncovers new information about the operations and U.S. cyber weapons programs, and demonstrates the profound risks this Brave New World of digital warfare poses to the safety of the planet. 

From the acclaimed documentarian behind THE ARMSTRONG LIE and GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, ZERO DAYS is a cautionary tale of technology, power, unintended consequences, morality, and the dangers of secrecy.

ZERO DAYS is screening as part of the Calgary International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival monthly Doc Soup Series. Please note that the January Doc Soup takes place at Globe Cinema.


United States
Berlin Film Festival 2016, AFI Docs 2016
Alex Gibney
Director Bio
Known for his cinematic, gripping, and deeply insightful documentaries, Alex Gibney has won the Academy Award®, the Emmy, the Grammy, the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, The Independent Spirit, and The Writers Guild of America Award. His documentary about Lance Armstrong’s spectacular fall from grace, THE ARMSTRONG LIE, was short-listed for the 2014 Academy Award and a previous Doc Soup selection.
Executive Producer
Sarah Dowland, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
Marc Shmuger, Javier Alberto Botero (co-producer), Grace Fardella (associate producer)
Antonio Rossi, Brett Wiley
Andy Grieve, Hannah Vanderlan (co-editor)
Will Bates