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The Resource The Diamond Empire, Parts 1 and 2, Australian Film Finance Corporation ; a BBC, WGBH/Frontline, ABC TV, Impact Media, InCA co-production ; original concept and development, Janine Roberts ; director, Gavin MacFadyen ; produced by Janine Roberts., (Kanopy electronic resource)

The Diamond Empire, Parts 1 and 2, Australian Film Finance Corporation ; a BBC, WGBH/Frontline, ABC TV, Impact Media, InCA co-production ; original concept and development, Janine Roberts ; director, Gavin MacFadyen ; produced by Janine Roberts., (Kanopy electronic resource)

Label
The Diamond Empire, Parts 1 and 2
Title
The Diamond Empire
Title number
Parts 1 and 2
Statement of responsibility
Australian Film Finance Corporation ; a BBC, WGBH/Frontline, ABC TV, Impact Media, InCA co-production ; original concept and development, Janine Roberts ; director, Gavin MacFadyen ; produced by Janine Roberts.
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This astonishing documentary investigates how an advertising slogan invented by Madison Avenue executives in 1948 has come to define our most intimate and romantic rituals and ideals. The Diamond Empire, which sent shockwaves through the transnational diamond industry when it first appeared, systematically takes apart the myth that "diamonds are forever." It exposes how one white South African family, through a process of monopoly and fantasy, managed to exert control over the global flow of diamonds and change the very way we think about courtship, marriage, and love - an achievement all the more stunning given that diamonds are in fact neither scarce nor imperishable. Zeroing in on how "the diamond empire" managed to convert something valueless into one of the most coveted commodities in history, the film provides a riveting look at how marketing and consumer culture shape not only global trade and economics, but also our very identities. MEF is delighted to be able to make this powerful educational resource available to teachers once again
Is part of
Cataloging source
MaNoMEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2004
Intended audience
  • Grade 9+
  • Higher education
PerformerNote
Narrator: Richard Denton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Denton, Richard
  • MacFadyen, Gavin
  • Roberts, J. P. (Janine P.)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
102
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oppenheim family
  • DeBeers Consolidated Mines
  • Cartels
  • Diamond industry and trade
  • International trade
Technique
live action
Label
The Diamond Empire, Parts 1 and 2, Australian Film Finance Corporation ; a BBC, WGBH/Frontline, ABC TV, Impact Media, InCA co-production ; original concept and development, Janine Roberts ; director, Gavin MacFadyen ; produced by Janine Roberts., (Kanopy electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 102 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1081569
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897769701
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The Diamond Empire, Parts 1 and 2, Australian Film Finance Corporation ; a BBC, WGBH/Frontline, ABC TV, Impact Media, InCA co-production ; original concept and development, Janine Roberts ; director, Gavin MacFadyen ; produced by Janine Roberts., (Kanopy electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 102 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1081569
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897769701
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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