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182 The curse of the sands


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Overview

Genre

Human Rights and Contemporary Issues

Synopsis

El Alamein, Egypt. After more than 60 years, land mines left over from the carnage of WWll
continue to collect their victims.
The sands of the northwest coast are home to approximately 17.5 million land mines.
The number of the victims of the land mines in Egypt is estimated to be about 900 disabled
and wounded: innocent men, women and children.
The German, British, Italian Embassies and the Marsa Matrouh Government were unavailable
for comment.
The Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation has begun the first phase of a project
under the ‘United Nations Development Program’ aimed at resolving the problem but the
victims are still afraid to report any accidents to the government for fear of reprisal.
The directors journey emanates from these victim’s shattering stories.

Stage

finished

Credits

Cristina Bocchialini ... Director/Editor/Cinematographer

Ayman El Gazwy ... Director/Editor/Cinematographer

Andrea Banaudi ... Original Music

Edizioni Musicali Raitrade ... Music

Renzo Rovedi ... Sound Engineer

Barry Michlin ... Translation

Waem Iskander ... Translation

Walid Badr ... Translation

Daniele Moretto ... Archive

"Desert Victory" International World Museum London ... Archive

Production Details

Country

Egypt

Production years

2009

Locations

Egypt/Italy

Distribution Details

Release year

2010

Festivals

Al Jazeera International Film Festival, Qatar 2010

Awards

Golden Award in the Al Jazeera International Film Festival, Qatar 2010

Broadcast (Prod.)

Al Jazeera Documentary / Al Jazeera International

Language

English/Arabic/Italian

Subtitles

English