Reflection On Blood Diamond

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The movie Blood Diamond tells the story about a man named Solomon Vandy who lives in Sierra Leone. His country is in a civil war funded by the sale of diamonds. Danny Archer is the man who buys these diamonds and supplies both the rebels and government with weapons. Archer’s actions causes Solomons family to get torn apart, and Solomon to be forced to mine for the precious metal. This is where he finds the diamond that changes his whole life. He teams up with Danny Archer to reunite his family, and retrieve the diamond worth millions. This movies reflect the current state in many African countries. Most countries are undeveloped and have high poverty rates, diseases, famine. etc. This story shows that the true reason of Africa's underdevelopment…show more content…
In Blood Diamond, Dia has to walk over 5 kilometer everyday to learn, and accomplish his dream to become a doctor. Dia is lucky to have a father that motivates him to go to school, but some children in Africa aren’t so lucky. There are some kids who are deprived of education from as early as primary school. As a result, they don’t learn basic skills like reading and writing, which leads to a life of crime or poverty. This cycle is proven in not only developing countries, but in the U.S as well. If you were to look at a community with high dropout rates you’d see lower socioeconomics and high crime rates. Except in Africa the problem is magnified, one of every three children never attend school; therefore, there is widespread illiteracy, poverty and crime. Because of it’s the terrible education system it creates a population of unskilled and unqualified workers. Simple jobs like nurses or electricians can’t be filled because no one has knowledge of those subject, which causes poor health care and infrastructure in the country. The human development index proves that countries where children with few years of education are overall less developed. South Korea’s recent transformations shows how important a strong education system truly is. Thirty years ago it was a low income country with 78% of it’s population illiterate because only 40% of children were able to attend secondary school. After the country decided to invest money in their education system, all children had to opportunity to attend secondary school, thus their economy skyrocketed. In 1980 it was considered a developing country, and now it’s HDI is ranked 16th in the world. Ultimately, if a country doesn’t have a decent education system it creates many problems, and education is lacking in many African countries, thus contributes to it’s
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