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The Price of Duty

1995 47 min
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A tribute to Canadian peacekeeper Mark Isfeld, or "Issy" as he was known to his fellow soldiers. In the first 3 years of UN peacekeeping activity in former Yugoslavia, 10 Canadian soldiers died. Many others were seriously injured, a number of whom were "engineers" – soldiers assigned the dangerous task of clearing land mines to create a safer environment for the local people. As we see in dramatic close-up, this is a painstaking job requiring great personal risk, nerves of steel and unwavering trust among soldiers. It's a job that cost Canadian peacekeeper Mark Isfeld his life.

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A tribute to Canadian peacekeeper Mark Isfeld, or "Issy" as he was known to his fellow soldiers. In the first 3 years of UN peacekeeping activity in former Yugoslavia, 10 Canadian soldiers died. Many others were seriously injured, a number of whom were "engineers" – soldiers assigned the dangerous task of clearing land mines to create a safer environment for the local people. As we see in dramatic close-up, this is a painstaking job requiring great personal risk, nerves of steel and unwavering trust among soldiers. It's a job that cost Canadian peacekeeper Mark Isfeld his life.
This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • director
    Garth Pritchard
  • producer
    Jerry Krepakevich
    Graydon McCrea
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
  • script
    Gwynne Dyer
  • narrator
    Gwynne Dyer
  • camera
    Rick Gustavsen
    Garth Pritchard
  • sound
    Rick Gustavsen
    Garth Pritchard
  • editing
    Ray Harper
  • sound editing
    Brian Campbell
  • sound mix
    Kelly Cole
  • music
    Jan Randall

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