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First Miss Landmine documentary released

See Wychwood Pictures' documentary
about Miss Landmine Angola 2008 here (12 min)

We are also looking forward to UK Channel 4's documentary on Miss Landmine, to be broadcasted in July 2008, dates TBA.


The world's two first Miss Landmine winners were crowned
in Luanda, Angola at 9 pm GMT Wednesday the 2nd of April.
The winner of the jury's vote is Augusta Hurica  (31) representing the province of Luanda. Angola's First Lady, Ana Paula dos Santos, was present at the opening and awarded Augusta her Miss crown.
The winner of the international Internet vote is Maria Restino Manuel (26)  representing Cuanza Sul province, with 2831 (29%) out of 9888 votes cast from more than 30 countries.
Maria could not attend the crowning due to pregnancy, but was awarded her special-cast leg prothesis in a seperate ceremony in her home village Cachoeiras on Sunday April 6.

Countdown to D-day April 2, 2008

Miss Landmine Angola 2008 pageant in close collaboration with the Angolan government (CNIDAH) and supported by the European Union is under way: The crowning of the world's first Miss Landmine in front of a live audience and a special jury in CineTropico in Luanda, Angola on April 2nd, 2008. The winner will receive a custom-made prothesis from Norway's leading manufacturer.

The Miss Landmine photo Expo will open in Luanda on April 4, the UN International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

Stay tuned!

The web voting for Miss Landmine Angola is open until April 1, 2008.

Miss Landmine Expo in Poland
Nov ’07

At the AfryKamera International Film Festival.
In Wroclaw, Nov 7-12
Poznan, Nov 30 - Dec 3

Miss Landmine Expo in Norway May-Oct ’07

Bergen A formidable success!
7412 visitors have seen the Miss Landmine Expo at the Leprosy Museum
May 25 – Sept 1, setting a record high for the museum.

Click here to see pictures from the exhibition in Bergen.

Oslo The Miss Landmine Expo was exhibited in Oslo, Norway Oct 13-Nov 1, 2007 at the Sophies Minde Orthopaedic Hospital, and in other Oslo venues during the Oslo Landmine Week Oct 15-17

Click here to see pictures of the exhibition in Oslo.

Older news updates:

April 1, 2007

March 21, 2007

December 14, 2006

November 5, 2006

October 25, 2006

September 12, 2006

Phase 2, April – July 2006

March 10, 2006