Call for Video Documentary- The Voices of Victims and Context of ERW(Mine/UXO)

18 Sep

Call for Proposal/Call for Interest

Call for Video Documentary- The Voices of Victims of ERW(Mine/UXO)

Call for Video Documentary: The Voices of Victims and Context of Explosive Ordnance (EO) Impact in Each Affected ASEAN Member State

      I.         Background

The ASEAN[1] Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) is calling for a video documentary producer related to ‘the Voices of Victims and Context of Explosive Ordnance (EO) Impact in Each Affected ASEAN Member State’

ARMAC was established by the ten ASEAN member states (AMS) to serve as a center of excellence to encourage efforts to address explosive ordnance (EO)[2] for interested ASEAN Member States (AMS) and to facilitate cooperation between interested AMS and relevant institutions.

In early 2021, ARMAC received the funding support from the Government of the Republic of Korea through ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF), to implement the project “Enhance Victim Assistance Programs in the ASEAN Member States” or known as ‘Victim Assistance (VA) Project’. The Project was established as a means to enhance supports provided to the explosive ordnance (EO) victims by assisting the AMS address the needs and a critical gap of assistance for the mentioned population.

As a result of major armed conflicts, Southeast Asia is well-known to be a region with heavy contamination of EO.  People and communities living in the affected and nearby areas are at risk of EO explosion at any time. The explosions have continued to kill innocent lives and caused severe injuries, often, lead to certain form of disabilities. In response to such consequences, EO victims require a long-term and multi-sector approaches as the provision of assistance including medical care, socio-economic inclusions, rehabilitation and psychosocial support.

Through the observation, aforementioned approach has certainly been effective in helping the victims to gradually improve the lives of the victims in both physical and mental health aspect.  By obtaining supports, EO victims have gained back their competency, dignity, confidence and self-esteem that can better their participation to not only improve their socio-economic status but also contribute further to their communities’ activities.  This effective approach has been implemented widely in each EO affected country and not many cases have been revealed through video platform. Often, good cases have been revealed in written form, which make it limited to reach out to wider audience.  Therefore, in order to expand the audience, ARMAC and related stakeholders aim to produce the documentary video on voices of EO victims to show cases of victim assistance good practices.  This will not only echo various effective practices being done by various stakeholders but also echo the voices of victims at different levels.

    II.         Aims

The documentary video production aims to:

  1. document the Voices of Victims from the five EO heavily effected countries in the ASEAN Region and;
  2. to incorporate all the highlight of events from Nationals and Regional Consultative Meetings, especially where the discussion among related stakeholders on roles, responsibilities, and communication mechanism on the structuring of the Victim Assistance Network took place (Consultation meetings videos will be available and supplied by ARMAC team).

For this assignment, the video shootings should cover:

  1. interview victims of EO (direct and in-direct victims) in the four EO affected countries including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam;
  2. interview related national government and non-government stakeholders where possible (ARMAC team will facilitate the process for an approval to conduct the interview with related authorities).

As the voice of victim video in Myanmar is produced and available, the production team working on this assignment will incorporate this into the regional video.

The video should reveal best practices of supports/services to the victims and gaps of the available mechanism/tools/services based on the national context and/or expertise in each EO affected countries accommodated by the government and non-government sectors.  This will include the availability of the legislations, guidelines, policies, psychosocial support and physical rehabilitation services provided to the victims and the ways such tools/services have been disseminated and/or reached out/delivered to target victims.

The voice of victim documentary video will be used during all the Regional Workshops and related events hosted by ARMAC to show case of the current situation of VA for EO victims and its network.

  III.         Requirements

  1. Produce short feature should be made on the following themes for each EO affected country during the film.
Countries Victim Assistance Programs Availability of legislations, policies, treaty, guidelines, Standards
Cambodia Psychosocial supports (TBC) List of available resources/materials
Lao PDR Peer-to-Peer supports (TBC) List of available resources/materials
Myanmar Video productions (interview victims, related government stakeholders and national consultation) are completed. Only incorporate them to the Regional Voices of Victims video production is required.
Thailand Psychosocial Supports and Physical Rehabilitation Services (TBC) List of available resources/materials
Viet Nam Psychosocial Supports and Physical Rehabilitation Services (TBC) List of available resources/materials


  1. Identify the victims and related stakeholders to conduct interviews on related topics for video shooting
    • Identify 2 survivors and 1-2 in-direct victims and conduct interview – each person is to share experiences of life pre and post EO impact and how they obtain assistance to cope with challenges.
    • Identify National Mine Action Authorities/Centers and related government stakeholders, then conduct interview — discuss and link between the practices and related national and international legislations, policies, standards. guidelines/guidance and treaties in relation to EO victims and the victim assistance services;
    • Identify 2-3 core-partners in each country and conduct interviews to discuss specific supports provided to the victims and national authorities.
  2. Ensure high quality of production and filming are delivered;
  3. Develop interview script/footage/scenario/story line in each country as well as the regional one;
  4. Provide quality video subtitles in English language;
  5. Copyright of all footage filmed;
  6. Able to capture the victims at their residence/communities outside the capital of each country;
  7. Obtain permission from persons for filming;
  8. Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to identified target group and access to the areas/communities for filming;
  9. Consolidate and incorporate the video of national consultative meetings in the five countries the documentary video (ARMAC will supply related videos);
  10. First edition of the video in each country;
  11. Second/final production in each country;
  12. First edition of the all five countries video documentary is produced and sent to ARMAC for review;
  13. Second/final edition of the all five countries video is produced based on any feedback from ARMAC.

 IV.         Application Process

Interested applicants should submit their proposals with appropriate budget requirements (please use the budget proposal template, Annex 1) in English to with the following information:

  • Indicate comprehensive information on type and number of cameras/equipment to be used for filming;
  • Indicate steps/process and timeframe of the production;
  • Indicate the quality of sound and picture of the broadcasting;
  • Provide a proposed budget including a daily rate for work, travel expenses, number of crews, accommodation, translation and transcribing, and related material as necessary
  • Provide Resume/CV for all team leaders and members to be involved;
  • Sample of short-long videos, video/documentary being produced and related TV programs are required, especially any productions related to Mine Action and/or Victim Assistance;
  • Working and/or having experience in Mine Action especially related to victim assistance in the five focal countries is an advantage; and applicants are encouraged to propose specific locations for filming and provide target groups information with their background information (if any).

   V.         Workplan and Timeframe

The workplan and timeframe of this production is about three months. The execution of this project activity is expected to start as soon as possible and finish in March 2022.

 VI.         Application Deadline

A detailed explanation of the workplan and the proposal should be submitted to email address: by 16 October 2022, 23:00 (GMT +7).


Incomplete application will NOT be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants are invited to apply as early as possible. The applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. More information about ARMAC, visit

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[1] Association of the Southeast Asian Nations – a regional organization comprised of 10 Member States i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

[2] In this document, Explosive Ordnance (EO) will be used to refer to all types of Landmines, explosive remnants of war (mine/ERW) and other sub- munitions.  For more detail, see also ‘the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) 04.10’ (Second Edition, amendment 10, February 2019):