Surviving the Peace
February 2013

by MediaStorm's Rick Gershon and Nathan Golon

Photojournalists Rick Gershon and Nathan Golon traveled to Angola for 10 days recently to tell the story of the work of the Mines Advisory Group at work uncovering the thousands of mines laid by rebel forces in that African country. This was also a test for the new Canon C300 camera, which is capable of delivering cinema like imagery. The photography is stunning. We are linking to this project with the cooperation of MediaStorm

After 30 years of civil war, the Angolan people live with daily reminders of conflict. 10 million mines and vast amounts of unexploded ordnance litter the ground, making every step a potentially life-threatening decision. See the project at

Mines Advisory Group is set to premier the film in Washington, DC on February 6, 2013 to coincide with a campaign to raise $100,000 for their demining program in Angola. On February 7, MAG is holding a fundraiser in Angola and will give the film to attendees. Throughout the year MAG will also use it at fundraising screenings as well as other screenings targeted at colleges and universities to build awareness.

See more about the project on MediaStorm

Rick Gershon joined MediaStorm as a producer in 2010. He served as a multimedia photojournalist and staff photographer at Getty Images from 2007 to 2010.

Nathan Golon is an independent filmmaker based in Washington, DC.

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