First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These" blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Dec 08, 2006 The makers of Blood Diamond, an exceptionally foolish thriller starring a most excellent Leonardo DiCaprio, want you to know there may be blood on your hands, specifically your wedding finger.
The story involves socalled conflict diamonds, illicitly mined stones that have been used to finance some of the most vicious wars in Africa. Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones by Campbell, Greg and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at AbeBooks. com. Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe and Solomon Vandy a Mende fisherman.
Dec 04, 2011 The Sad Truth About the Fight Against Blood Diamonds. Five years ago I made the film Blood Diamond a story of the illicit diamond trade and its The" blood diamonds" of the title are also known as" conflict diamonds" because they are diamonds mined in Africa by forced labor and then sold to fund insurgencies The author is a journalist and much of what he reports is first hand based on interviews from everyone involved in this illicit part of the diamond industry from miners to the middlemen to smugglers to spokesmen for the De Beers diamond cartel.
Blood Diamond movie poster. Overview. From, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) waged an insurrection that ravaged the tiny West African nation of Sierra Leone. The conflict created over 2 million refugees and completely destroyed much of the country's infrastructure. Jan 02, 2007 But Blood Diamond falls maddeningly short of greatness in its final hour, partly because of an abundance of subplots. Alongside Solomon and Archer, Zwick introduces journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), a hardnosed war reporter just in from Afghanistan, who looks to Archer to help her find the whitecollar criminals in the diamond trade.
Blood Diamond i. s an action film with a message. It sets itself amongst the slave trade in Africa, hooked on the sale of diamonds to finance war. It is unflinching, unapologetic and brutal in its depiction of the travesty in Sierra Leone. Blood Diamond is a 2006 GermanAmerican political war thriller film coproduced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou in the lead roles, while Indian television actor Gaurav Chopra also stars in a brief role.
Blood Diamond. Introduction. A blood or conflict diamond is one whose sale has financed war or conflict. Diamonds mined in Africa are prone to being traded in exchange for arms which are used in civil wars, coups and cruel military dictatorships in volatile African states. First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These" blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry.
How can the answer be improved? Blood Diamond is set in 1999 in Sierra Leone where a fierce civil war has killed thousands of innocent civilians and driven more than a million people out of their homes and villages and into refugee camps. In an interview, Zwick has said: " To me this movie is about what is valuable. Dec 08, 2006 Watch video In contrast to a film like 'Traffic, ' 'Blood Diamond' doesn't wallow in hopelessness.
Some of the characters might be cynical but the film itself does search for hope. The heart of the picture is the human cost.