'Under Sandet' (Land Of Mine) Free Screening at CinemateketTo mark International Mine Awareness Day, the Danish Demining Group (Danish Refugee Council's demining unit), in collaboration with DanChurchAid, is opening the doors for a special screening of the Danish-German Oscar-nominated film, ‘Under Sandet’ (Land of Mine) at Cinemateket in Copenhagen.
We invite you to a free screening of the film, which will be followed by a small reception where you can learn more about mine actiohn activities around the world and enjoy free beers from the brand new brewery Hanernes Bryghus, as well as bottles from Dry and Bitter.
We hope to see you on this special day!
Here is a link to the Cinemateket website where you can reserve your seat:
Special thanks to Cinemateket and Nordic film for supporting our cause and giving us the opportunity to spread the word about the continuing importance of mine action and our mission, which is to create a safe environment where people can live free from armed violence and remnants of conflict.
The film unfolds in the days after the surrender of Germany in May 1945, the day of reckoning after five years of occupation. A group of young German prisoners of war are handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they are ordered to remove the more than two million mines that the Germans have placed under the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys are forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish army captain, Carl Leopold Rasmussen. The film is inspired by authentic events. It is believed that over 2000 German soldiers were sent as "volunteer" deminers and that nearly 250 German soldiers were killed, while 600 of them were mutilated.
Starring: Roland Møller, Mikkel Følsgaard, Laura Bro, Joel Basman
Denmark, Germany, 2015
DCP, 100 min.