ON THE BORDER

ON THE BORDER

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1893
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga
    2000, 45 mins.
    Purchase: $310 Rental: $125

    The human tragedy caused by the widespread use of land mines in warfare is a growing problem throughout the world today. Children are especially susceptible to being maimed or killed by stepping on anti-personnel weapons buried during military conflicts many years ago. This documentary is a case study of the problem, focusing on the present efforts to demine the border areas in northeastern Zimbabwe, where more than twenty years ago mines were planted by the white-supremacist government of Rhodesia to prevent guerrilla attacks from Zambia.

    This film documents the dangerous work of the Zimbabweans and foreign nationals who enter the minefields to explode buried munitions, and shows the efforts of the National Mine Clearance Squadron to educate the local populace, especially children, about the dangers involved. It also features interviews with hospital workers who deal with this crisis and Zimbabweans who have been victimized by a long-forgotten war.

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