Obama Announces $90 Million to Clear Laos’ Unexploded Bombs

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According to CNN, "President Barack Obama said Tuesday that US has an 'obligation' to help Laos recover from a brutal secret bombing campaign that destroyed parts of the Southeast Asian nation." While visiting the country's capital, Obama pledged $90 million dollars to clear millions of unexploded ordinances. The joint effort will take three years. To learn more, please check out Mediastorm's collaboration with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Surviving the Peace: Laos

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‘Surviving the Peace: Angola’ Launch, A Great Event for a Worthy Cause

The Mines Advisory Group launched a major fundraising initiative, Angola100K, last Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. The initiative uses MAG and MediaStorm's latest collaboration, Surviving the Peace: Angola, as a centerpiece to raise $100,000 for landmine education in Angola. As the editor and producer of the piece, I was honored to be part of the event (Unfortunately MediaStorm director of photography Rick Gershon was out on assignment and couldn't make it to D.C. for the event). MAG packed the house—a beautiful cinema that seats 90—with people from organizations that both confront issues surrounding landmine removal and are in a position to do something about the problem. Representatives from the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, the Angolan Embassy, the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce, The World Bank and Africare, among others, were in attendance. After a passionate introduction from MAG executive director Jennifer Lachman, the lights went down and…

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New MediaStorm-MAG Release ‘Surviving the Peace: Angola’

We are pleased to share Surviving the Peace: Angola, our most recent client project produced with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). The second project in the Surviving the Peace series, Surviving the Peace: Angola tells the emotional story of Angolans living in the shadow of landmines and unexploded ordnance more than a decade after the conflict officially ended. This piece—the first MediaStorm project shot on Canon’s newly released C300 camera—was shot and produced in a style that would create a tense, uncertain mood. To detail the story of the Angolan Civil War, MediaStorm's motion graphics designer developed a graphics package that includes archival news reports, creating a fascinating look into Angolan history. MAG will be using the film to raise funds and awareness for their demining program in Angola. Learn more about their upcoming events by subscribing to the MAG newsletter. Project Synopsis: After 30 years of civil war, the Angolan people…

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