In august 2006, we went to Tbeng Meanchey, far north in Cambodia, to take notes about landmines for a future project of movie. Indeed, this country is, with Angola and Afghanistan, one of the most dangerous place for landmines. There, we were alone with the “platoon”, just checking locals doing their dangerous jobs since years. I took pictures, a lot, about this sad but useful work. And I learned that there is only 3000 people, in all the country, doing this. That means, the territory of Cambodia needs more than 20 years, just to be clean again.
Once you passed the crowdy Angkor Wat and Bayon temples, you follow some dusty trails into the jungle. Depending of the light, trees are going through different kind of green and the grey stones of temples ruins seem to be parts of this vegetal world.