Film Techniques Used In Blood Diamond

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Blood Diamond" is an American-German political, drama war thriller surrounding Africa's anguish with a grueling civil war between the government soldiers and rebel forces due to the mining of conflict diamonds, illicit mined stones used to finance the war. The feature film set in Sierra Leone in 1999, was directed and co-produced by Edward Ziwick, who also directed Academy Award winning Glory (1989) and Academy Award nominated The Last Samurai (2003). Written by Charles Leavitt, the film addresses the real issue of Africa's contraband diamonds secretly catering it's way into a diamond hungry public, thus cratering a billion dollar worldwide industry. Part of the problem is the unawareness of the origin of the stones allow people to continue to buy with ignorance.…show more content…
Hounsou plays a similar character, a captured slave from Sierra Leone in Steven Spielberg's Amistad which first gave him widespread recognition. Mr. Dicaprio also plays a similar role to his character to his powerful performance as Jordan Belfort, a corrupt stockbroker in Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. The plot is alike because Dicaprio's role owns a financial corporation that makes sure the world keeps paying top dollar – at the expense of innocent lives. Blood Diamond was nominated for many awards but only won three awards in total. All three were awarded to Djimon Hounsou's for his captivating performance as best supporting actor. Like "Ezra", the film betrays the similar plot- explores the consequences of the civil war on the innocent lives in Sierra Leone resulting the issue amid the diamond

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