Dogs of Peace (1 x 60')
There are more than 10 million land mines hidden below the ground in Afghanistan and every day they kill and maim innocent men, women and children. Dogs of Peace is the fascinating and often touching story of the dogs and handlers who risk their lives every day hunting for these insidious weapons that hold this country and its people to ransom.
The terror of landmines impacts on every level of this war ravaged society. Filmed only weeks after the Taliban were ousted by international forces, Afghanistan is a country under siege. Children can no longer go out to play for fear of causing a deadly explosion. Land desperately needed to grow crops for the struggling population can no longer be farmed, and the wandering nomads with their colourful camels can no longer travel the ancient mountain highways.
Dogs of Peace takes us on a journey to the minefields where we watch the Landmine Detection Dogs meticulously sniff every inch on this barren country. We also join the trainee handlers and dogs as they go through their rigorous training. And in a country where dogs are considered unclean, we watch a unique bond form between the Muslim men and their canine partners.