Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Directors Mary Wareham and Brian Liu offer a critical investigation of the ways in which 20th Century warfare and weaponry are being redefined in the new millennium by examining the destruction caused by antipersonnel mines years after the initial conflict has ended. Is it possible to achieve a mine free world? Antipersonnel mines may be banned, yet every day these forgotten weapons of war claim another life. They cause approximately 20,000 deaths a year, yet government and rebel groups continue to use and stockpile them. Witness the damage caused by antipersonnel mines via footage smuggled out of isolated Burma, scenes from war-torn Columbia and Iraq, and intense helmet-cam footage shot by actual Afghan and Bosnian deminers. A walk through warehouses where millions of Soviet-made mines are stockpiled raises chilling questions about the future, and Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams offers candid insight into the challenges of achieving a mine-free world.
behind-the-scenes, casualties, destruction, land-mine, victim, weapons