Surviving the Peace

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12:00pm Saturday 27th November 2010 - 3:00pm Saturday 27th November 2010 at Leeds

As part of the Surviving the Peace exhibition we are hosting a day of events on Saturday 27 November, including in-depth talks and hands-on workshops, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Mines Advisory Group.

12.00 – 12.30
Introduction to the exhibition by Sean Sutton, Creator of ‘Surviving the Peace’ providing an insight in to the lives of those featured who have shared their stories in Cambodia and other conflict affected countries.

Sean Sutton has worked for eight years as a photojournalist for the British press and development and aid agencies, covering many of the conflicts that have scarred history over these years. He took on the post of Information Manager with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in April 1997.

Sean’s work and experiences have recently been published in the book ‘Angola: Journey Through Time’, signed copies will be available.

As part of the Surviving the Peace exhibition we are pleased to be hosting a day of events on Saturday 27 November, including in-depth talks and hands-on workshops, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Mines Advisory Group.

12.30 – 13.00
Hands on Talk by Jesse James, MAG’s Technical Advisor and trained clearance expert. Jesse has spent a number of years working in the field as a senior member of clearance staff. In addition visitors will also be given the opportunity to handle decommissioned mines, items of UXO and ammunition. Providing an insight in to how they work and how they are currently being used across the globe as well as the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

13.15 – 14.45
Showing of the film ‘Bomb Harvest’ – A Lemur Film Production directed by Kim Mordaunt and produced by Sylvia Wilczynski.

Laos: The most bombed country per captia, on the planet. Australian bomb disposal specialist Lath Stevens has to train a new young ‘big bomb’ team to deal with bombs left from the US ‘Secret War’ but meanwhile, the local children are out hunting for bomb scrap metal. This timely story is terrifying yet filled with eccentric characters and moments of humour, vividly depicting the consequences of war and the incredible bravery of those trying to clean up the mess.