The Netherlands Film Fund has selected Paradise in the desert by director Ike Bertels for a contribution for the realisation of the film.

Paradise in the desert is a feature documentary about a seemingly harmonious society of black and white inhabitants in a remote diamond town in the Namibian desert. They are threatened to lose their paradise by the closure of the mine. Do they allow themselves to be driven out of paradise or do they continue to fight against the threat that their unique Oranjemund becomes a ghost town, swallowed by the sand?