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Bling: A Planet Rock
Bling A Planet Rock
Actors: Tego Calderon Paul Wall, Raekwon Kanye West
Director: Raquel Cepeda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 27min

You might have spent thousands on the diamond you're blingin'... but do you know how much it really costs? In this riveting, unforgettable film, hip-hop celebrities Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Paul Wall and Tego Calderon trav...  more »

     
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Actors: Tego Calderon Paul Wall, Raekwon Kanye West
Director: Raquel Cepeda
Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Hip Hop's Faddy Reality Check
Lisa Leveque | New York, NY | 10/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Powerful and Provocative! This captivating film unveils the raw truth behind the diamond trade in Sierra Leone which elicits an eye-opening emotion that leaves some of hip-hop's most iconic figures shocked and saddened. After seeing Bling, you'll never think about diamonds in the same way ever again. I commend filmmaker Raquel Cepeda for giving the people of Sierra Leone an opportunity to share their stories to the world and for making those voices count."
Must-see film about Hip Hop and Diamonds
J. Stubbs | 09/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you don't own it, you should. I saw this amazing film at BAM in Brooklyn and I hope it gets wide release and exposure. It can really be used to educate the uninformed about some of the consequences of buying diamonds. Cepeda's film is both insightful and provocative in the way it exposes the links between hip hop culture and the devastating aspects of the diamond trade on the land and people of war torn Sierra Leone. Cepeda is able to creatively weave the stories of hip hop artists with those of the victims of the war; child soldiers, amputees, rape victims and the displaced. Watching the gradual understanding awaken in the minds of the hip hop artists Cepeda traveled to Africa alongside the gripping homecoming of a former child soldier is moving."
Almost Incredible
Nena | Brooklyn | 09/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A powerful film! The film calls on the hip-hop industry and America to take a hard look at the consequences of a society that values "Bling". It's an emotional, eye opening journey; especially for the 3 artists and 1 former child solder traveling to Sierra Leone. I highly recommend the film for a mature, worldly audience. The film is also an excellent educational tool for young adults. Despite some gruesome footage of the atrocities suffered by the people of Sierra Leone; it's full of hope for their healing process and uplifts the viewer with a witty sense of humor. The synopsis on the history of hip-hop and its increasing allure of diamonds is a nice added bonus.

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