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2001-Jun-04: The Adopt-A-Minefield UK Documentary

Today, Sir Paul and Heather Mills hosted an Adopt-A-Minefield UK event at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters in central London.  Among the 160 guests at the reception were the young winners of a nationwide poster competition in which children were asked to design posters depicting the devastation causes by land mines.

During the reception, the Heather Mills 25-minute documentary film on mine-filled Croatia was screened for the first time.   Sir Paul, who narrated the documentary, introduced the film saying:

"Imagine living in a country during a terrible war and then peace is declared.  You think the killing is over, but when you take your kids to the beach you can't walk on it because the beach blows up if you do. This is the legacy of the land mine.  Land mines take or wreck three lives an hour, every hour of every day of every year. We have to come together now to try to stop that."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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