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National Geographic Specials | Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamond | PBS

Duration: 55:52 (Full Program)
Program: National Geographic Specials #2011
Broadcast Date: Mar. 20, 2007

From the bustling streets of Manhattan to the diamond exchanges of Antwerp to the war-ravaged hills of Sierra Leone, international investigative reporter Dominic Cunningham-Reid presents the history, culture and global politics that drive diamonds to be the world's most sought after stone. This special is an insider's look at how this small piece of carbon affects people's lives all over the world. Cunningham-Reid documents the devastating consequences of a civil war fueled by the diamond black market and reveals the harsh lives of those who risk life and limb to mine such a precious commodity. Captured on film by hidden cameras, diamond smugglers admit running illegal diamonds out of Sierra Leone to the legitimate diamond markets of Europe. From the boardrooms of Ottawa to the underwater mines of Africa, Cunningham-Reid seeks to expose the legal and illegal trade in diamonds.

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Post Date: December 30, 2010