Disarm (2005)

Introduction

Disarm is a documentary film which spans a dozen countries to look at how, despite a global ban, millions of antipersonnel landmines continue to claim victims daily in more than eighty countries.

Outline

Defined as a conventional weapon, landmines inflict destruction upon civilian populations for decades after the initial conflict has ended. Disarm juxtaposes government and public opinion- that of diplomats, mine victims, deminers, soldiers, campaigners and aid workers- to explore the issues that both hinder and further the case against the weapon.

Visually stunning, Disarm features harrowing footage smuggled out of isolated nation of Burma, scenes from war-ravaged Colombia and Iraq, never-before-seen helmet camera footage shot by Afghan and Bosnian deminers, unprecedented access into warehouses stockpiling millions of Soviet-made mines, and insightful comments by outspoken Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams.

Looking beyond landmines, Disarm offers a contemporary, intelligent and critical investigation into how weapons systems, war, and the way it is waged are being redefined in the 21st century with devastating consequences.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Directors: Brian Liu and Mary Wareham.
  • Producer: Amy O’Byrne.
  • Story Editor: Chris Collins.
  • Music: Brendan Canty.
  • Editor: Ami Hassen Sveinsson.
  • Distributor: IndiePix Films.
  • Release Date: 2005 (US).
  • Running Time: 67 Minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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