Brief Summary Of The Movie 'Blood Diamond'

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“Blood Diamond” is a political war thriller movie about the illegal diamond mining and selling during civil-war torn Sierra Leone from 1991-2002. The movie is directed by Edward Zwick known for his earlier works such as Glory (1989) and The Last Samurai (2003). The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio , Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou in lead roles. The production of the movie began in late 2004 and hit the screens on December 8, 2006.
The title of the movie refers to blood diamonds, also known as conflict diamonds or war diamonds; a term used for diamonds mined in war conflicted regions to further propagate the war by providing cash-inflows to any one or all the factions of the war. The Sierra Leone war saw a savage conflict between RUF (Revolutionary United Front) and the government under Joseph Momoh for power over the country. The movie depicts the horror faced the locals in the war zone and
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Poison finds this and tries to take away the diamond, but the area is suddenly attacked by the government troops. Vandy secretly hides away the diamond before being imprisoned in Freetown along with Poison and Danny Archer (DiCaprio). Archer was an illegal arms smuggler , who supplied arms to rebels in Sierre Leone and Liberia but was caught by the government. Archer came to know about the diamond and decided to use that as a ticket away from Africa to Europe. He got himself and Vandy out of the prison and teamed up with Maddy Bowen (Connelly), a journalist with a pro-bono pact. Bowen will provide a free passage to the diamond mine field to Vandy and Archer in the guise of journalists and Archer will provide her details of illegal diamond trafficking by multi-million diamond corporations. The story then follows the dangerous trail of these three individuals, each in pursuit of the diamond with their own interests in

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