Every year 24 tons of diamonds are teased from the heart of the earth. Once mined, they begin their year-long journey through the “pipeline,” a vast network encompassing five continents and a diverse cast of characters. By the end of their journey these tiny bits of carbon will have made multi-millionaires of some and virtual slaves of others.
Boring deep into the diamond world, Diamond Road seeks to understand the multiple meanings this object has for a few of the fascinating people who are part of the diamond pipeline – international prospector, impoverished miner, child cutter, celebrity jeweller
, smuggler, high-end dealer. Interwoven with their stories is the determined pursuit of one industry leader to bring fairness and transparency to this secretive world. What results is a multi-layered portrait of a stone which is steeped in a history of intrigue, conflict, love and hope.
See Diamond Road tonight at Overflow Coffee Bar (in the auditorium)
7:00 p.m., 1550 S State St, donations welcome
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