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VIETNAM'S ALL-FEMALE DEMINING TEAM

Director/Editor | Short Documentary | 2022

The Vietnam War left over 800,000 tonnes of mines that have killed and injured over 100,000 Vietnamese people after the war ended. An all-female team through Project RENEW, has taken on detonating bombs in Quang Tri province, where 80% of the land is riddled with mines. Trinh Thi Hong Tham is the leader of this emergency response team. As a child, she would hear bombs going off and witnessed people dying long after the war was over. It left her traumatized, as well as determined to make her homeland safer. Project RENEW has completed over 1,000 missions today using strategic surveying, as well as relying on their own courage. Tham feels proud of the work she is doing to keep her hometown safer, regardless of how dangerous it is, and her family feels the same.

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Production: Janny Chi Lê
Director of Photography: Tạ Minh Đức
Sound Recordist: Nguyễn Trung Hiếu
Translator/Production Assistant: Ni Lê
Editor: Haruka Motohashi, Nguyễn Hồng Anh

Senior Producer: Stephanie Tangkilisan
Producer: Joy Jihyun Jeong
Editor in Chief: Keshia Hannam
Post Supervisor: Syarifah Sa’adiyah
Color: Nadya Gumanza
Composer: Elphick Wo (Delf)


Commissioned by EST Media

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