In Cambodia, there are 12,000,000 inhabitants and 6,000,000 unexploded landmines. That's one landmine for every two people, a frightening ratio. But this film is not about statistics. It's a snapshot of an average day in the village of the Battambang province in Cambodia. "Two for One" is a film about a handful of those who have suffered directly from this horrible reality, a film about the youngest victims of landmines:
-Lach Lun, a 15-year old who lost an arm and a leg after stepping on a mine.
-Chab Sinath, 14 years old, who tends his vegetable garden with one leg.
-Thirteen year-old Ly Bunrath, who stares into space, his mind flashing back to when the explosion of a landmine cost him an eye.
-While other children play in the water, Hou Chanty recalls the trauma he endured after jumping into a lake and landing on an underwater mine.
These are youths who are living not with what they have lost, but with what they still have. Every day, they hear the explosions caused by the mine-clearers. With each positive detonation, they feel hope for the return to a life of peace.
"Two for One" is a powerful indictment against landmines, but also a moving story of those who have suffered the consequences of landmine destruction - and who go on despite their afflictions.
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