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The Ambassador (Ambassadøren)

The Ambassador (Ambassadøren)
  • 2011
  • Denmark
  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Mads Brügger
  • Language: Danish, English, French, Sango

Danish documentary maker Mads Brügger attempts to expose the blood diamond trade in Africa and the political systems that facilitate it. Using a hidden camera and operating under an alias, Brügger rarely comments on the events, therefore avoiding emotional manipulation but leaving the film without a central anchor.

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The Ambassador (Ambassadøren)

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The Ambassador

22 Jun 20123 stars

Intriguing exposé on corruption in African business and politics

The Ambassador follows Danish documentarian Mads Brügger as he navigates his way through the blood diamond trade and the political systems that facilitate it. After purchasing a diplomatic passport declaring him an ambassador for the West African nation…

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