The low cost land mine detonator named Mine Kafon, designed by Massoud Hassani, powered by wind. Has the appearance of a big, spiky-armed tumbleweed.
A documentary by Callum Cooper which explores the project:
“In countries with war-ravaged pasts like Afghanistan, a country with a long history of war, concealed landmines pose a silent, hidden threat. Lurking underground for years, they risk throwing open fresh wounds in communities which are just beginning to heal.”
About 1 million Afghans live within 500 meters of areas expected to contain landmines. On average, landmines claim about 42 lives every month.
Currently it is at a prototype stage and with everyone’s support Hassani will turn it into a reality.
MINE KAFON is a Finalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. It could also be named an Audience Favorite if it’s among the ten that receives the most votes. If you love it, vote for it. Click on the VOTE button in the top right corner of the video player.