AFGHANISTAN: The Mine Kafon

As a child, Massoud Hassani played on desert playgrounds where it was not infrequent for his toys to be destroyed by exploding land mines. Twenty years later, he has created the ultimate live-saving toy—a wind-powered structure made from bamboo and biodegradable plastics, the "Mine Kafon" intentionally detonates unexploded ordnance. Landmine clearance typically costs $1200 per mine, and his device can clear one for $50.  This film is a finalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition.