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Diamond Road

Premier :: 2007-07-15

on Discovery

Genre :: Documentary

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Diamond Road is a three-part series exploring the historical, cultural and socio-political facets of the world's most intriguing gem. Boring deep into the diamond world, the series seeks to understand the multiple meanings of an object that is as old as the earth itself. Diamond Road is an intimate and broad-ranging picture of a complex and historically rich world. Key to the series are the people who represent the different stages on the diamond pipeline.

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Series 1 - Episode 1 - The Dream
Aired - Air date unknown.

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We learn about the history of the industry and the clever marketing which have made diamonds such an important part of our lives. We also meet a diverse cast of characters who all have a diamond dream, a miner in the impoverished country of Sierra Leone trying desperately to support his family on less than 3 dollars a day, an industry leader moved by the plight of the miners in Sierra Leone who is trying to create a market for fair trade diamonds, a former US General who has started his own virtual mine, a veteran geologist who's still hunting for his very own diamond discovery in Northern Canada and a conflicted Yellowknives Dene Chief who fears that the money his people are making from the diamond mines in Canada may cost them their traditions.

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+ Series 1

+ Episode - 3 The Arrival Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 1 The Dream Aired - Air date unknown.

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