Aki-ra v. Cambodia’s Landmines

When Aki-ra was just 5 years old, he witnessed the death of his parents at the hands of Khmer Rouge insurgents. They conscripted him as one of their soldiers and forced him to lay landmines.

When his native country of Cambodia was eventually liberated, he made a vow to rid the mines from the countryside. He began with the sacred temples at Angkor Wat and cleared that area almost single-handedly.

I created this cross-media series to reveal how just one person can affect so much. My goal for the infographic was to establish a visual language while my intention for the motion piece was to breath life into Aki-ra’s story. Together they served as a call to action to benefit Amnesty International.