New films added to MBCBL list!
Angelina Jolie has been killed by them. They’ve threatened, they’ve maimed, and they’ve killed some of the silver screen’s greatest heroes. But unlike the actors, real people rarely walk away unharmed from their encounters with landmines.
Many documentaries have been made to raise awareness of the devastating effects that landmines have on individuals and communities. But antipersonnel and antivehicle landmines have also appeared in popular films for decades. Landmines have appeared briefly as dangerous obstacles in films such as Kellyâ€™s Heroes (1970) and The English Patient (1996). Their role has been more central to the plot in films such as No Manâ€™s Land (2001) and Beyond Borders (2003).
As part of its project, the MBCBL wants to determine if the attitude towards landmines has evolved in popular movies in the same way it has in the global community which created an international treaty in 1997 to ban these indiscriminate weapons.
The current list of movies is found in the Resources – Films section on our website.
If you know of other movies that use landmines in the story, please send us an email.