The Triangle is a great place to live for many reasons, one of which is the incredible folks you meet from all walks of life who are working to make the world a bit better.

Carrboro’s Joan Widdifield is working to improve Bolin Creek’s health. A regional resource, Bolin Creek, its associated watersheds and subsequent water courses needs some real care and attention. Dr. Joan is also a consultant advising Clear Path International, an organization dedicated to dealing with the ongoing trauma of unexploded ordinance (UXO) around the world, on mental health and PTSD issues. As part of that effort, she is working on “Hearts and Mines”, a documentary shedding light on the problems UXO continues to cause in Vietnam.

Hearts & Mines is the story of the epilogue of the Vietnam-American War. More than three decades after the peace has been declared, Central Vietnamese villagers still live with the specter of unexploded ordnance (UXO) that can strike at any moment. With unprecedented access, this dramatic documentary follows victim-assistance and mine clearance NGOs and shines a light on the far-reaching effects of military conflict and the power of unexpected kindness and encouragement.

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