Diamonds from Guinea documentary of Patrick Voillot

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This movie takes you on a harmful and threatening journey, penetrating a area in Guinea Conakry which is on the borders of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

This area, continuously traversed by armed militia, is extraordinarily wealthy in diamonds of nice worth since sixty p.c of them will be utilized in jewellery.

The diamonds are extracted in an artisanal vogue close to a city referred to as Banankoro, the place the spiritual fervour of its inhabitants is equaled solely by their ardour for diamonds and its commerce.

You will notice the bitter transactions between the miners and their bosses referred to on this nation as « mastar ».

You’ll observe the collectors on their harmful route taking the valuable stones to Conakry.

You’ll take part within the powerful negotiations between the transporters and the retailers of the capital metropolis. All this takes place in a tense ambiance underneath heavy armed safety, when hundreds of carats will cross earlier than your eyes.

The ultimate vacation spot of those diamonds is Antwerp. You’re going to get a uncommon likelihood to see the “Rainbow Assortment” belonging to Eddy Elsas, consisting of dozens of colored diamonds.

Then in London you’ll be taught the secrets and techniques of the De Beers constructing, top-of-the-line protected locations on the planet, by way of which transits greater than half of the world’s manufacturing of diamonds.

The jeweler Mouawad will allow you to into his world to indicate you his well-known diamonds whose costs defy perception – a number of million dollars – and specifically a purse absolutely inlaid with white and pink diamonds, distinctive on the planet.

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