Blood diamond Essays

  • 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,

  • Essay On Blood Diamonds

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    issue in the film Blood Diamonds are the families that are torn apart because of the wars about diamonds. The reason for why they are torn apart are so the RUF (Revolution, United, and Front) can obtain these diamonds more efficient. They want the diamonds because of the value of them; diamonds has been popular ever since Marilyn Monroe started singing about diamonds in 1953 (Lillian Balsvik, 2015). The reason for why diamonds are so valuable are because of the way you obtain a diamond. It is extremely

  • Similarities Between The Constant Gardener And Blood Diamond

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    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

  • The Pros And Cons Of Blood Diamonds

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    Blood Diamonds Diamonds are carbon products that are used for two main purposes. They are an ornamental jewel which is globally accepted as a precious stone, used as gifts or as a symbol of love. Industrial jewels are used in industries to make drills and other industrial equipment. Diamonds are also used as investments where, stockbrokers would substitute their money for the diamond with the idea that the prices of diamonds do not fall (Documentary Tube, 2015). Blood diamonds refer to diamonds

  • 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

  • Blood Diamond Quotes

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    In the film Blood Diamond, we get a deeper understanding of the character Danny Archer. We see this through his relationship with Solomon Vandy. This is represented by the use of character action and dialogue. Throughout Blood Diamond Danny is seen to be aggressive and selfish towards others. We can see this idea represented in the scene where the rebels from the RUF come into freetown and attack. The use of character action in this scene helps us to understand Danny’s personality. An example of

  • Conservatism In Blood Diamonds

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    the ideology of conservatism. Conservatives strive to identify with members of a powerful community, such as the Republican Tea Party, but not necessarily strive to express their own individuality. Shiveley argues for this type of government in Blood Diamonds, claiming, “The whole point of “community” is that people are important as members, not individuals” (Shively, page 30). Conservatives seek out power, whether this is governmental power, or positions of leadership in their own community. They

  • Blood Diamonds Film Analysis

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    It is said that every woman loves diamonds. Most diamonds come from African countries and created large conflicts, such as warlords who rebel efforts and civil war. How many women are aware of that? The movie Blood Diamond is about these types of diamonds, called blood diamonds or conflict diamonds. I think the purpose of this movie is to create awareness about the African civil wars, the slaughters and outrages of those wars and how diamonds fund them. The film does a successful job of correctly

  • Morals In The Movie Blood Diamond

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    movie “Blood Diamond” is a very revealing tale that easily shows the underlying morals and ethics of many people in this world. During this movie, one can see the absence of conscience, respect for “the other” as well as the pure dedication people have to the direction in life that they have chosen. All of these morals, or lack thereof, are presented by many various groups and characters throughout the movie and in their own way affect and change the ethical dilemma that is the blood diamonds during

  • Book Summary: Blood Diamonds

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    Bloods Diamonds was a rollercoaster book in which there were times you felt the excitement and other parts of the book it was more factual making it a bit dry. One of the attention-grabbing moments for me was in chapter four when the author speaks about the usage of mules to transport and deliver the units of diamonds to the Liberian border. I never would have imaged that people will literally walk for over two hours back in forth to deliver diamonds to another country! The would supply the Liberians

  • Blood Diamond Social Significance

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    extracting of diamonds is that in countries such as sierra leone and angola, the mining conditions are extremely poor. The mining stages in Africa are known for having the worst conditions, the wages that the miners earn are just as challenging, only earning 1 dollar per day. The children are commonly forced into child labour and are obliged to do compulsory work in the mines. These children would predominantly be abused sexually and physically. A positive Social significance of mining diamonds is that

  • Blood Diamond Constant Gardener

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    This comparative film essay will be focusing on the two Hollywood films, Blood Diamond and The Constant Gardener, which when compared are very similar in certain aspects such as themes, character, cinematography and the fact that both films are set in Africa. This essay will be focusing on one of the major characters of one of the films, a stylistic analysis of a sequence from one of them films and lastly a mutual thematic concern of the two films. Both films consist of many significant characters

  • Solomon Vandy In Blood Diamond

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    This paper will discuss one aspect of the movie 'Blood Diamond.' Upon release, the film was largely celebrated according to the belief that it had presented a realistic portrayal of the diamond trade in Sub Saharan Africa and that it had given a moving and powerful description of the damage which this trade does to the lives of the people involved in it, and to those who find themselves caught up against their will. However, this paper will argue that the film continues to play into identifiably

  • Sierra Leone Civil War Analysis

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    in the diamond industry within Sierra Leone and developing a constant fear of them taking over within every citizen. The movie Blood Diamond tells the story of the civil war located in Sierra Leone. It was directed by Edward Zwick and premiered in 2006 (Blood Diamond). The movie tells the story of Danny Archer, who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who meets this black fisherman named Solomon Vandy, played by Djimon Hounsou. Solomon was captured by the RUF and is forced to work in a diamond camp. These

  • Analysis Of Keratoconus A Long Way Gone

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    soldiers did need money for the ammunition and firearms. The funding was coming from diamonds, blood diamonds. Clearly, the RUF soldiers weren’t fighting for “justice” because they were killing thousands of people, they were fighting for the diamonds, they were fighting for the money. The Blood Diamond Documentary explains how this secret was kept from most citizens of Sierra Leone. Those who knew, mined. In the Blood Diamond Documentary, Usman Conteh remembers: “We were in a motor car, in a truck, more

  • Global Diamond Trade Patterns

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    The global Diamond Trade is a massive industry that affects various countries and continents all around the globe, both positively and negatively. Diamonds are minerals that are found and mined in some of the oldest and hardest continents and areas on Earth such as Africa, Asia and South America. Patterns of the global diamond trade have changed over time due to the different discoveries of diamonds in different countries. The first major pattern of diamonds and ‘the world's first diamonds’ appeared

  • Stop Conflict Diamonds In West Africa

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    process of mining diamonds? People in Africa face serious social issues, especially in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, because of Conflict Diamond which is defined by the United Nations as “any diamond that is mined in areas controlled by forces opposed to the legitimate, internationally recognised government of a country and that is sold to fund military action against that government”. (Blood Diamond, n.d, para1) It is important for people who buy diamonds to be aware

  • Sierra Leone Research Paper

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    located on the west coast of Africa. Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea, Liberia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The most common language here is Kiro; it is a mix of English and a variety of African languages. Sierra Leone has multiple large resources like diamonds, chromite, and rutile. Also Sierra Leone was home to a bloody and costly civil war. The civil war in Sierra Leone began on March 23, 1991 and lasted until January 18, 2002. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) decided it was time to try and overthrow

  • Conflict: The Causes Of Conflict In Africa

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    According to Gesiye (2003) conflict can be defined as debate, controversy, fights and wars between people or countries. Conflict usually takes place when underprivileged groups, nation and individuals are aiming to increase their share of power and wealth and to adjust to the presiding and main values, norms and believe. According to Galtung (1996) Conflict can be looked at as a structure, attitudes and behaviour. Conflict as a ‘structure’, means the conflict situation, groups have mismatched interests

  • Marches Birthtone

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    The birthstone for March is aquamarine. The fresh pale blue colors with a very slight hint of green are reminiscent of tropical lagoons and, because of its hue, there many superstitions linked with the ocean and water. Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin for water “aqua” and “marina” meaning sea. These wonderful gemstones are mined in the USA in the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Idaho. The stones are also found and extracted from sources in Brazil, Madagascar and many African