Disarm filmmakers Mary Wareham (Next Step Productions) and Brian Liu (Toolbox DC) present a contemporary and provocative view of the forces challenging the achievement of a mine-free world. Disarm spans a dozen countries to look at how, despite a global ban, millions of antipersonnel mines continue to claim victims daily in more than eighty countries. Defined as a conventional weapon, antipersonnel mines inflict mass destruction upon civilian populations for decades after the initial conflict ends. Despite some twenty thousand casualties a year, mines continue to be used and stockpiled by governments and rebel groups. Disarm juxtaposes government and public opinion, that of diplomats, mine victims, deminers, soldiers and aid workers to explore the issues that both hinder and further the case against antipersonnel mines. Visually stunning, Disarm features harrowing footage smuggled out of isolated nation of Burma, scenes from war-ravaged Colombia and Iraq, never-before-seen helmet ... Written by
"When peace comes, there are going to be massive casualties..."
July 2005 (USA)
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