Cambodian Self Help Demining receives numerous requests from documentary film makers, writers and journalists. Please contact us in advance to make arrangements.
Aki Ra's time is extremely limited. He can be in the field clearing mines for as much as 25 days each month and will be unavailable. Filming in the mine field is allowed rarely, and only in cases that are pre-qualified, with groups who can provide bonafides on previous work and are doing stories on which we want to participate. When Aki Ra is not in the field he tries to spend as much time as possible with his children and the children at his Museum, and that time is not available for filming or interviews.
FILMING AT THE LANDMINE MUSEUM: Filming in the museum galleries is possible at all times as the Museum is open to the public daily from 0730-1730.
FILMING/INTERVIEWS OF THE CHILDREN WHO LIVE AT THE RELIEF CENTER:
We rarely allow filming or interviews inside the Relief Center or interviews with the children in our charge. You must be pre-approved by the Museum directors before you will be allowed inside our childrens home with a camera or to do interviews of any kind.
FILMING CAMBODIAN SELF HELP DEMINING IN THE FIELD: Filming of the demining team in the minefield must be pre-approved and is only available for qualified groups, for a few hours at a time, and only if the area in which they are working is accessible.
HOW TO GET APPROVAL FOR FILMING OR INTERVIEWS: Organizations and individuals interested in interviews or filming must contact us in advance.
We require the following informaiton:
Name of organization conducting or producing the piece
Name of the story
Previous work samples
When the intended interview/filming will take place
Please contact us before you make your travel arrangements to come to Cambodia. It can take several months to organize filming and interview times. Otherwise, you will be unable to secure filming anywhere except in the Museum, and interviews will not be available, if you simply show up at our facility