Sunday, March 04, 2007

Blood Diamond

BLOOD DIAMOND (2006) : The movie is about how diamonds in countries like Sierra Leone are mined illegally to fuel the civil war.. What shocked me more was the fact that all the scenes which they showed in the movie were true, happened in real life.. Places in Africa still have "governments" that loot villages and abduct men and children. The men are placed in diamond mines as slave laborers and the children are the soldiers for the civil wars.
Even today the diamond business is so complex , that u never know if the ring in ur hand caused someone's hand to be cut off....
The movie is directed by Edward Zwick and Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou. The movie is made as a thriller with the backdrop of the civil war in Sierra Leone and highligting the diamond conflict issue.
So the next time you see any advertisement where Aishwarya Rai, Kajol or Sushmita Sen is promoting any popular diamond brand and wished you had one for engagement or wish to give it to your lover.....remember that you are not only fooled by the marketing gimmick of these diamond merchants but also because of your purchase people are dying, villages are being burnt ; children are being drugged and forced to take up weapons, women are being raped and murdered... all for a stupid chunk of rock .....Think about it....
Some sites which i referred to...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Shankar said...

Hi...hm.. a eye opener!!!
I couldn't get time to check the links, will surely check them after I come from my Palan & Guruvaryoor trip....

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

something strange, I just cannot beleive this could be true.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Vinod Bhasi said...

Hmm .. I must watch the movie ASAP I think ...

10:48 AM  

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