Drone Drama: Music for the Dead is an eleven chapter album by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, filmed on San Francisco Peninsula 2016-17. With all the contradictions in a hyper-militaristic, spectacularly inclined, drone society: income disparity, environmental catastrophe, epic cultural upheaval.
Despite California’s free-wheeling, rebellious US government attitude, the state is home to aerospace industry and military defense contracting corporations. Silicon Valley's highly militarized information corporations grew out of the Vietnam Nam War machine home based on the San Francisco Peninsula. The war machine morphed from the local, world's greatest WWII shipbuilders. This evolved from the wealth of California's San Joaquin Valley which supplies 25% of world's food. Big agriculture business has moved into the valley, and, having snatched the sea of wild grasses, wild flowers and the land of various peoples, has created more unreported crime than anywhere in the US.
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