There are an estimated 6 million land mines still planted in the ground throughout Cambodia, remnants of the horrific civil war which saw the death of over 1.7 million people between 1975 and 1979. Up until this very day, land mines continue to injure and kill Cambodian people on a regular basis.
This is the story of a young man who was affected by land mines when he was a boy, who has been able to overcome both the physical and psychological trauma of such an experience through the love and guidance of his adopted family at The Cambodia Landmine Museum.
The Cambodia Landmine Museum, a Khmer owned and run NGO, tirelessly continues to provide an education and a loving home for disadvantaged children from all over Cambodia. The Museum relies completely on donations and the admission of tourists who visit the museum for it's day-to-day functioning.
To help provide a future for the children of The Cambodia Landmine Museum please visit cambodialandminemuseum.org
To assist with the de-mining efforts of Aki Ra (founder of The Cambodia Landmine Museum) and his teams of trained and certified de-miners, please visit cambodianselfhelpdemining.org
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This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.
Producer: Kristen Lusk
Director: Stevey-Lee Ginger
Cinematographer: Daniel Fisher
Editor: Kendra Gilpatrick
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