Djimon Vandy In Blood Diamond And The Constant Gardener

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Edward Zwick and Marcelles Ferando are the directors of Blood Diamond and The Constant Gardener, which are thrilling humanitarian movies that open the eyes of those granted with the pleasure of watching it. In Blood Diamond Solomon Vandy played by Djimon Hounsou is the role of a typical poor African fisherman who represents the masses of the lower spectrum of the working class, hoping for a better future for themselves and their children. He is a very family orientated man who goes to the ends of the earth just to find his son in order to reunite his family. Djimon Hounsou plays a very courageous, compassionate and morally grounded family man who is also at times unbelievably naïve as he is blinded by his driving factor which is the love that he has for his family. His character does not go through any kind of character development from the beginning till the end, but he does seem to develop physically and emotionally as a result of everything that he has been through and all of the work that he had done while he was being enslaved by the RUFs. Throughout the entirety of the movie Solomon Vandy can be seen wearing old tattered clothes in “African” colours which would mainly be off greens and khaki browns, never any bright colours such as light blue or red. Djimon Hounsou would be the ideal typical African man in a Hollywood film as he is a very tall, muscular and dark man with an accent that sounded authentic and did not have too much…show more content…
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