Black Diamonds                                           

              Each year, Africans footballers move to Turkey with dreams of playing professionally. Spending their family’s savings on rogue agents, they travel to Istanbul believing that a professional football career awaits them. Unlike the thousands of migrants who have used Turkey as an illegal gateway to Europe for decades, Adegeye, Dayo, and Kaffo were falsely invited into the country to play football. Now, finding themselves in the same predicament as other migrants, Black Diamonds follows these men within the African community in Istanbul as they struggle with poverty and racism while mourning the death of their friend in their quest to assimilate into Turkish society while stopping at nothing to achieve their football dream. 

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