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Jackie Chan campaigns for landmine ban

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April 21, 2005|From Associated Press

Action film star Jackie Chan said Wednesday that he's campaigning for a global ban on landmines and is scouting film sites in Cambodia to make a movie about the effort.

Chan, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, arrived by plane in Battambang, a provincial town located 155 miles northwest of the capital, Phnom Penh. Recovering from decades of civil war, Cambodia remains one of the most heavily mined places in the world.

"I want to make a film to promote [the campaign] to stop landmines," Chan told reporters. "I have to stop them. No more landmines. They are hurting so many children."

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