Getting rid of deadline landmines in RTD’s sappers documentaries
Conflict zones around the world are littered with landmines and other types of unused ordinance. It’s up to sappers or mine clearers to get rid of them as safely as possible. You’d think this was a job for the military, but in some places, like Libya, civilians volunteer for this extremely hazardous work. Western Sahara is heavily mined, and women have taken on the role of clearing the ground so families can return and begin farming. In Tanzania, a trained rat sniffs out the explosive devices secreted just below the surface of the ground so sappers can make them safe.