'‘rain…shine’'

“rain…shine” makes a statement against child exploitation in diamond mines, through a narrative of opposites- rain/shine, exploitation/childhood, heavy load/taking flight. The proverbs, (a Bob Marley lyric: “when the rain falls, it don’t fall on one man’s housetop” and a Kono saying from Sierra Leone: “the eye doesn’t carry but it knows a heavy load”) beckon the viewer to reflect on their own relationship to the struggle, and bridge the gap between here/there. It is both an invitation to step away from a comparatively comfortable life and connect with far away struggle, and a glowing portrait of the inextinguishable human spirit.