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Diamonds of war : [Africa's blood diamonds].

Schnall, Peter. (Added Author). Cunningham-Reid, Dominic. (Added Author). Prentice, Patrick. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 55 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic : 2007.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
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Participant or Performer Note:
A documentary about conflict diamonds from Sierra Leone; narrator, Dominic Cunningham-Reid.
Summary, etc.:
Long a symbol of love, affection, and faithfulness, the diamond is now increasingly linked with war, blood and brutality. In the diamond rich West African nation of Sierra Leone, rebels used the precious gems to bankroll a violent ten-year insurrection, leaving a terrorized population and a ravaged landscape in its wake. National Geographic correspondents follow the trail of illicit diamonds from their origin in the muddy pits of impoverished Sierra Leone, to the pristine cobblestone streets of Antwerp, Belgium, to their final stop in the glittering display cases of New York's finest jewelry stores.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Diamond industry and trade > Sierra Leone.
Black market > Sierra Leone.
Smuggling > Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone > History > Civil War, 1991-2002.
Sierra Leone > Social conditions > 1961-
Sierra Leone > Politics and government > 1961-

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