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Surviving The Peace Film

YPAI will be attending this film together and head out for drinks after to get to know each other, hang out, and meet YOU!

MAG America, a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking your assistance to save lives in conflict-affected communities around the world. MAG removes landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and small arms and light weapons in 15 countries around the globe. Established in 1989, MAG was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

The needs of conflict-affected communities have never been greater. Areas such as Laos and Vietnam are still plagued by cluster munitions—even 40 years after the Vietnam War. In other countries like Lebanon and Iraq, families are trying to improve their lives after recent conflicts and constantly face challenges posed by unexploded ordnance. These remnants of war keep civilians from farming their land, sending their children to school, and rebuilding their lives.

To support the global demand for MAG’s work and increase awareness of this important work, MAG America is hosting a New York City premiere of its newest film, Surviving the Peace, produced in collaboration with award-winning studio MediaStorm. The film follows a family devastated when an unexploded bomb explodes right outside the house the family has occupied for decades. Laotian food, drinks, and a global silent auction will follow the screening. The cuisine will be a special treat– prepared by local celebrity chef and Laotian refugee, Penn Hongthong.

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