Africa: War is Business (2006) reveals how war economies come into being in Africa and how they are maintained.
This three-part series investigates the causes and effects of these economies and where we as Western consumers fit into the equation.
The film follows Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, son of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, as he travels through Sierra Leone, Liberia and Congo looking for the cause of these wars in Africa and the role the continent's natural resources play in creating conflict. He wonders how countries so rich in these resources could be so overwhelmed by poverty.
Africa: War is Business is a production of Viewpoint Productions and was financially supported by: AVRO Television, RTVN, Oxfam Novib, NCDO, Stichting Doen, Amnesty International, Cordaid, Icco and Fatal Transactions.
Written by Pyt Douma and Frank Vellenga. Directed by Frank Vellenga.