The Blood Diamond Movie
The 2006 Blood Diamond
movie is a thrilling drama starring Leonardo Dicaprio. The setting of
the Blood Diamond movie is Sierra Leone in Africa during the civil war
of the 1990's.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Danny Archer, an African mercenary who has
made his living by trading diamonds for arms in conflict torn Africa
Djimon Hounsou plays Solomon Vandy an African who has been forced to
work in the diamond fields. He finds and hides the rare pink diamond
Jennifer Connelly plays an American journalist called Maddy Bowen
who has travelled to Sierra Leone in Africa to investigate the trade
and corruption surrounding 'conflict diamonds' also called 'Blood
Diamonds' from where the movie takes its title
The plot centres around the
recovery of the pink diamond by the main characters in the movie
The Blood Diamond movie was
directed by Edward Zwick and the screenplay and story was written by
Charles Leavitt and the soundtrack composed by James Newton Howard.
The Blood Diamond Soundtrack
The soundtrack to
the Blood Diamond Movie was composed by James Newton Howard and released
in the United States in 2006.
What is a Blood Diamond?
A Blood Diamond,
or Conflict Diamonds, are used in the illegal trading of diamonds
to finance conflict, civil wars and human rights abuses in different African
Profits from the illegal African trade in diamonds have been used by
warlords and rebels in Africa to buy weapons. The African countries involved in the
illicit trading of blood diamonds include Angola, the Democratic
Republic of Congo, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.