Director: Ike Bertels
In a desolate and until recently enclosed diamond town in the Namibian desert, the harmonious existence of the 9000 residents is severely shaken up. Diamond company NamDeb – the founder, owner, and most important employer of this oasis – is pulling out because the diamond mine is getting depleted. Nearby, Kolmanskop, once a vibrant and prosperous diamond town now a ghost town is a terrifying example for the Oranjemunders. A number of the residents attached to their paradise refuse to accept the approaching calamity and try their utmost to save the town from decay and ruin.
Ike Bertels is an independent filmmaker and producer. Since 1971 she has directed mainly socio-political documentaries and films about art and artists. Ike attended the filmschool in Brussels. Ike’s work include films like Guerrilla Grannies, Sometimes Love is Eternal, Overseas.
Camera: Johan Legraie
Editor: Dieter Diependaele
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Music: Juho Nurmela
Producer: Katja Draaijer, Frank Hoeve, BALDR Film
Co-Producer: Hanne Phlypo
Sound Designer: Vincent Sinceretti
Re-recording Mixer: Vincent Sinceretti