Cambodia: Living with Landmines

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A train-the-trainer film for the World Rehabilitation Fund, documenting the unique peer-to-peer training project carried out in Veal Thom, Cambodia, so the program could be replicated in other countries.

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Around the world, landmines claim 26,000 new victims a year - that's 71 people every day. Already over a quarter of a million people have fallen victim to the more than 100 million landmines in 64 countries, a number that continues to grow. These landmines are installed during wartime, but usually attack their victims years later, after the conflict they were set for is long over.

David Bruce McMahan's philanthropy organization, McMahan Center-Abilities Activists, along with The World Rehabilitation Fund, designed a unique peer-to-peer training program that brings vocational training to the villagers of Cambodia's Veal Thom, who in turn train their neighbors. The training has enabled over 150 people to work at new jobs or start new businesses. This film, produced by Homunculus Productions, shows the human cost of landmines, which are designed to maim, not kill, the training process for these amputees and their courage and persistence in the face of overwhelming odds as they build a new life for themselves. 

DVCam, 4:3 aspect ratio
NTSC, Region 0 DVD
Running Time: 54 minutes
Screeners available on DVD and DigiBeta

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