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.
In 1996 the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. In 2014 as foreign troops pull out, international media will follow and the future of local afghan journalism is unknown. Frame by Frame is a documentary that explores the revolution of local photojournalism in Afghanistan.