Black Pearl Award for Best Actor and Best Actress ($25,000 each) went to Iranian Hamed Behdad ("No One Knows About Persian Cats") and Mexican Alicia Laguna and Sonia Couoh ("Northless" -- a movie by Rigoberto Perezcano which also received the Jury Special Mention Award).
The Black Pearl awards in the Documentary Feature Competition went to: best documentary film ($100,000) -- "The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace"; best new documentary director $50,000) -- Johan Grimonprez, Netherlands for "Double Take"; best Middle Eastern documentary ($100,000) -- "On the Way to School" by Turkish directors Orhan Eskikoy and Ozgur Dogan; best Middle C Eastern documentary director ($50,000) -- Tunisian Mohamed Zran for "Being Here".
By 1999, over 8 million grams of black pearls with a market value of over $152 million were being produced in the lagoons of coral atolls such as Takaroa and Rangiroa.
During the 1970s, the price per gram of black pearls rose an average of thirty three percent per year.
First, the government places quality restrictions on the export of black pearls.
representatives blame these disappointing results on economic problems in Japan, the leading market for Tahitian black pearls, and assure everyone that in future auctions the price and quantity will be higher.
Nonetheless, this outlet for pearls provides a viable though tough market in which to sell one's black pearls.
The Black Pearls article is edited from the 5th edition of Moon Handbooks Tahiti (Including the Cook Islands).
According to myth, Oro, the Polynesian god of war, descended to Earth on a rainbow to present a Bora Bora princess with a black pearl.
Unlike the Japanese cultured white pearl, the Polynesian black pearl is formed only by the giant blacklipped oyster (Pinctada margaritifera), which thrives in the Tuamotu lagoons.
Known as the "Black Pearl
Island," Manihi is an unspoiled atoll surrounded by dazzling white and pink sand beaches, and is famed for the farming of black pearls
, one of Tahiti's most precious exports.
This is a glossy publication that outlines the history of Black Pearl Limited--what it does, where it plans to go.
This is called the primary market and it's the only place where money from the sale of Black Pearl shares actually goes to Black Pearl.
If we go for a much bigger launch and Black Pearl is seen as a good investment its shares might be listed on a major stock exchange.
The demand will depend on how well Black Pearl performs.