Similarities Between The Constant Gardener And Blood Diamond

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In the movies The Constant Gardener (2005) directed by Fernando Meirelles and Blood Diamond (2006) directed by Edward Zwick, the unchecked exploitation of Africans by both whites and blacks is explored. In The Constant Gardener the issue of illegal drug distribution and testing by large pharmaceutical companies is expressed and combined with a story of love and revenge. Similarly, the misuse of rural Africans in the multi-million diamond industry is explored in Blood Diamond and back dropped by the civil war raging in Sierra Leone.
Ralph Fiennes was chosen for the cast of Justin Quayle in The Constant Gardener for his passive and reflective charisma, calm features and composed way of speaking. Justin’s character contrasts strongly to that of Tessa’s and is presented as a quiet, unassuming diplomat whose main passion is tending to his plants. In the beginning
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In The Constant Gardener Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz), a medical doctor and activist for social justice, is trying to uncover and spread information about a large drug company that, in alliance with members of the British government, the Kenyan government, and a pharmaceutical testing company, is secretly testing a new vaccine on impoverished Kenyans. Their deaths, due to the vaccine, are being covered up and supervised by the Western government without a second thought to the lives of the African people. Similarly, Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) an American news journalist in Blood Diamond, wants to expose the unfair way that the multi-million diamond industry is supporting the brutal strategy of The Rebel Untied Forces in Sierra Leone. The RUF forcefully make African people sieve for diamonds, which they then sell to the West in order to finance their war. The west does nothing to stop the brutality of the mines or the use of child soldiers as long as they are continuously provided with

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