Senegal: landmine survivors

30-04-2011 Film

In Casamance, Senegal, there is a popular saying: “Landmines are extraordinary weapons: they don’t eat and they never sleep.” Landmine survivors documents the struggles of 11 victims of the drawn-out conflict in Casamance. It is the story of an entire generation. Amanda Brinegar interviewed each victim in March 2011 and edited the video footage for the project. Felipe Jacome took the photos.

 Amanda Brinegar interviewed each survivor and provided the video editing for the project. Felipe Jacome captured the accompanying photos.


Felipe Jácome, 25, Ecuador, and Amanda Brinegar, 18, United States.two of the winners of the ICRC's Young Reporter competition.

  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2011
  • Production locations: Senegal
  • Running time: 7'30 min