Preview: The Ambassador (2012)


A documentary filmmaker goes undercover in Africa attempting to purchase blood diamonds and finding himself embroiled in a dangerous conflict.

  • Poster: B


I'll give it plenty of credit for trying to be different. The background design motif is fresh and interesting, though the larger-than-life presence of the filmmaker is a bit overzealous.

  • Trailer: B


The film may be fascinating from the perspective that we don't often get an honest, indepth look at the conflicts in Africa, especially surrounding the deadly blood diamond industry. The design of the trailer isn't very inventive, but the subject stands out beyond that.

Oscar Prospects:

It's the kind of "stunt" documentary the Academy tends to ignore.

Release Date:

  • August 29, 2012