Zwick: The Industry Needs to Do More

It took JCK many months to land an interview with Blood Diamond director Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai), and by the time we reached him in mid-March, he said he felt talked out about the subject and worried he was repeating himself. Zwick also stressed—several times—that his fullest thoughts on the diamond industry could be gleaned from his speech at the Rapaport Diamond Conference, excerpts of which are on page 162. Despite his reluctance to talk, Zwick did say some interesting things in this interview, about the industry, the “diamondfacts” campaign, and his current thoughts about diamonds. JCK: Can you give us your thoughts on the Rapaport Diamond Conference you attended in February? Edward Zwick: What I believe is that no institution is a monolith—whether that's the military or the film industry or the diamond industry. It's made up of individuals. Some

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