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Title Blood diamonds / reported by Ishmahil Blagrove
Published London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 2013


Description 1 online resource (52 min.)
Series Correspondent
Current affairs in video
Summary Diamonds are big business - the retail trade is worth over 30 billion dollars annually. But many of the stones are dubious in origin, coming from African countries immersed in civil wars. They are known as 'blood diamonds' - sold by rebels and governments to fund their military campaigns. Sierra Leone once exported millions of dollars worth of gems every year. Most of them were smuggled, sold by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). Today, a certification scheme - displaying each gem's place of origin - is supposed to prevent such illegal traffic. But does it work? Meanwhile the country's civilians, most of whom have never set eyes on a diamond, are caught in the crossfire
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 9, 2014)
This edition in English
Subject Revolutionary United Front.
Revolutionary United Front.
Conflict diamonds -- Sierra Leone
Diamond industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Sierra Leone
Conflict diamonds.
Sierra Leone.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Smith, Francis.
Blagrove, Ishmahil.
British Broadcasting Corporation.