Blood Diamonds - SIERRA LEONE, 2001
Director/Cameraman: Frank Smith
Editor: Catherine Arend
Duration: 57 minutes
Commissioned by: BBC Correspondent
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Blood Diamonds takes the viewer on a journey from amputee camps to the Rebel RUF stronghold in Kono, where Ishmahil Blagrove, the first journalist allowed to visit and film the region, exposes how the rebels organise their mining operations and smuggle the diamonds into government-held territories for international export.
With interviews from Government Ministers and Rebel Leaders, this documentary exposes the rampant destruction of civilian life and unravels a complex web of corruption and international hypocrisy.