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26 April 2019

Shine on.

by Syd Briscoe

Okavango Diamond Company: “The Light at the Start of Everything” - 2 mins

This arresting film, directed by Kim Geldenhuys, covers a subject rarely portrayed in a positive light: diamonds. Proceeds from selling the Okavango Blue diamond, discovered in Botswana and owned by a government-run organisation, will be used to directly benefit local people - building hospitals, schools, and improving environmental conservation.

Fittingly, the film focuses on the local environment and its people - using detailed, dreamlike sequences to bring out the beauty of the natural world.

Meanwhile, poet Iain S. Thomas's adds further texture as he discusses "the light at the start of everything" and the connection between man, nature, and the cosmos. Beautiful work which makes its two-minute running time pass in a flash.

Director: Kim Geldenhuys Ⓟ Ⓦ (Nice Shirt Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Fabian Vettiger

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