Voices from the mine: Artisanal diamonds and resource governance in Sierra Leone | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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June 2018
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Voices from the mine’ is a new 33-minute documentary film by University of Bath researcher, Dr Roy Maconachie. It focuses on resource governance in Sierra Leone's artisanal diamond mining sector, tracing the pathway of diamonds from pit to market, and documenting the stories of different stakeholders along the way. In doing so, the film depicts the challenges of local level governance in the sector, shows why benefits do not accrue to those working at the bottom of the chain, and sheds light on why it is so difficult to formalize artisanal mining. The film was produced with funding from the San Francisco-based organization, Humanity United, and was shot on location in Kono District, Sierra Leone and Antwerp, Belgium.

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