Black Diamond uncovers the mechanisms of the lucrative international trade of hundreds of young African players with their heads full of dreams who are ready for tremendous sacrifices to ...
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Black Diamond uncovers the mechanisms of the lucrative international trade of hundreds of young African players with their heads full of dreams who are ready for tremendous sacrifices to become the new soccer superstar. Tricked by crooked agents who attract them with false promises of professional careers in Europe or the Middle-East, fenced in dubious -football academies- where they receive no education, these children are the victims of a genuine traffic in which they are treated like commodities. A flagrant violation of human rights inscribed in the system of globalized football.Written by
I'm shocked that Black Diamonds doesn't have at least a 9 star rating!! This is one of, if not the most touching film I've ever seen. The two main characters are incredibly likable and easy for audience members to relate to. Their youthful innocence, enthusiasm and drive to better their lives and the lives of their family is something we've all felt, even just for some part of our lives. This film explores what depends on the realisation of the dreams that these boys have to make it to playing football professionally in Europe. What happens to these boys in their journey to football stardom speaks so much to us about what is happening to so many boys who are scouted and brought to Europe today. An uncomfortable but amazing movie experience.
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