On February 6, 2013 MAG premiered the film at the Goethe-Institut
in Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
, the Angolan Embassy
, the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce
, The World Bank
, among others, were in attendance.
The film was used to promote the launch of MAG’s Angola100K
campaign, which is raising $100,000 for their on-the-ground team of educators in Angola who teach people about the dangers of landmines. During a five month period, these Community Liaison Teams (CLTs) can educate up to 43,000 people. This initiative reduces the risk of living in mine-affected areas and saves lives.
Read more about MAG’s launch and about their campaign on our blog
On February 7, MAG is holding a fundraiser in Angola and will give the film to attendees. Throughout the year MAG will also use it at fundraising screenings as well as other screenings targeted at colleges and universities to build awareness.
Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
is an international organization that saves lives and builds futures through the removal and destruction of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other weapons remaining after conflict. Since 1989, MAG has worked in over 35 countries and was a co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. MAG’s leading priority is to protect the lives and well-being of the most vulnerable individuals in contaminated areas, by providing risk-education and removing deadly weapons. Equally important, we focus on development by clearing land in affected areas to open access for agriculture, water, schools, hospitals, and roads. By listening to and collaborating with local communities, MAG concentrates on clearing areas that have the largest humanitarian impact that will enable local populations to propel themselves to economic growth. MAG’s goal is to build capacity within the country by creating local leaders who will be the future of humanitarian mine action. MAG America is a 501 (c)(3) organization that raises funds and awareness for MAG’s life-saving work from the American community, which includes individuals, corporations, foundations, and government donors.