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The Price of Duty

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In the first three years of U.N. peacekeeping activity in former Yugoslavia, ten Canadian soldiers died. Numerous others were seriously injured. Many were "engineers," soldiers who are assigned the dangerous task of clearing land mines in order to create a safer environment for the local populations. A tribute to Corporal Mark Isfeld, or "Issy," as he was known to his fellow soldiers, The Price of Duty follows the soldiers of the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in their daily work of destroying or disarming some of the hundreds of thousands of anti-tank mines, anti-personnel mines and booby-traps that have been planted in the Balkans since civil war broke out in 1991. As we see in dramatic close-ups, it's a painstaking job with great personal risk, requiring nerves of steel and unwavering trust among soldiers. It's a job that cost Canadian peacekeeper Mark Isfeld his life.

1995, 47 min 50 s

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Award for Best Documentary over 30 minutes
Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards
March 16 1996, Edmonton - Canada

Award for Best Production of the Festival
Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards
March 16 1996, Edmonton - Canada

Award for Best Direction in Documentary
Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards
March 16 1996, Edmonton - Canada