Rape of a Nation

Rape of a Nation

The Democratic Republic of Congo sits atop one of the world's most vast deposits of diamonds and gold, yet it is also home to the world's most deadly war since WWII. Marcus Bleasdale explores the connection between the two, and traces how the West's consumer appetite for these resources have led to such sub-human conditions for the Congolese, and to what are commonly denominated now as "blood diamonds".

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Main credits

Bleasdale, Marcus (filmmaker)
Bleasdale, Marcus (photographer)
Bleasdale, Marcus (videographer)
Bleasdale, Marcus (interviewee)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Photography & video, Marcus Bleasdale; video interview, Chad A. Stevens.

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Distributor subjects

African Studies, Democratic Republic of Congo, Anthropology, armed conflict, children and youth, criminal justice, mining, environmental studies, global economy, human rights, labor studies, political science, photojournalism, poverty


Eric Maierson, Chad A. Stevens, Tim Klimowicz, Brian Storm, MediaStorm, Multimedia, Photojournalism, Social Media, Social Awareness, Documentary, Video, Audio, Photography, Marcus Bleasdale, VII, aid, AIDS, babies, baby, battle, black, Republic of Congo, gold, diamonds, miners, poverty, war, jewelry, Africa,; "Rape of a Nation"; MediaStorm

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