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You might have spent thousands on the diamond you're blingin'... but do you know how much it really costs? In this riveting, unforgettable film, hip-hop celebrities Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Paul Wall and Tego Calderon travel to war-torn Sierra Leone, West Africa, and come face to face with the victims of the blood diamond industry so deeply entwined in hip-hop. The filmmakers explore the cultural significance of diamond jewelry in hip-hop and trace its evolution from early '80s old-school ghetto culture to the bling-encrusted billion-dollar industry it is today. Featuring Ishmael Beah, best-selling author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and interviews with Kanye West, Big Daddy Kane, Jadakiss and Mr. T, Bling is without question one of the most powerful films you will ever see.
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1) any lover of hip-hop/rap music and culture
2) anyone who has ever questioned the value or relevance of hip-hop/rap music
3) anyone who has read Ishmael Beah's riveting memoir, A Long Time Gone
4) anyone who seeks greater awareness for our global community
5) anyone who has a desire to LEARN
I finished this documentary with an even greater respect for the artists who made the trip to Africa than I had before. Their willingness to travel to Sierra Leone was the ultimate illustration of "realness" and "respect." Definitely, I plan to utilize this documentary in my courses this fall.
Must see, if you want to know more about blood diamonds en the story behind it.
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