Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blood diamond

A blood diamond (also called a conflict diamond or a war diamond) is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold, usually clandestinely, in order to finance an insurgent or invading army's war efforts.

I din know anything about what this blood diamond was all about until I watch the movie yesterday. Wow... this movie is just amazing. So thought provoking and filled with controversy issues.

Imagine buying a diamond in the store to prepare for your wedding without knowing that maybe the diamond that you just choose actually help to fund violence in the country the diamond originate from. Woman, men, and children being killed, slaughtered... just so you can have beautiful diamonds on your finger.

Makes me not want to have a diamond ring on my finger. Lucky future husband! =(

But seriously, conflict diamonds are a major issue in the world now. What can we do about it? There's this Blood Diamonds are for Never campaign that aims to end the trade for conflict diamonds. If there's no demand, there will be no supply.

Next time when you buy a diamond, insists on a guarantee that the diamond is conflict free.

Its really scary just thinking bout it. The sufferings the citizens have to go through just so the rebels can have more weapons to kill more people.

I went into the cinema not knowing at all what the show was about. I wasn't a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio but he's acting in this movie is really not bad. I especially love his accent. He's a big boy now! A manly man.. No more little Titanic boy! =P

Not gonna spoil the movie for you guys that haven't watch it. Jennifer Connelly was excellent as usual portraying the journalist wanting to make a big difference in the world but finding it almost impossible.

Leonardo DiCaprio's character which was torn between feeding his own personal gain and stopping the sufferings in his country. Really makes you think. How do you draw the line between having to put food on the table but at the expense of other people?

There's still much going on in the world that we don't know about. In the movie, child soldiers was one of the issue they touch on too. Imagine brain washing a child into holding a riffle and killing their fellow people.

Watch the trailer here.. and learn more about Blood Diamond.

I definitely recommend you guys to watch this movie. Maybe you'll become like me too and not buy diamonds. =)


Menchie said...

Oh I've been wanting to watch this movie but missed it. Will have to see it on dvd then. your post got me interested.

Miss Positive said...

Oh, so that's what the movie is about. It sounds interesting. Thanks for writing about it now that I have a different view of it. I'll watch it soon.

vincent said...

I recommend every guy to take his would be wife to watch this movie.

It would make his life (and wallet) a lot easier when they eventually decide on the type of ring to buy for the engagement


taikor said...

I saw the show and agree with its message - there is no end to man's greed. One of DiCaprio's lines still haunt me, "I don't know if God will forgive what man is doing to each other" or something like that.

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krystyna said...

Hi Princess-Shin!
Thanks for sharing this post. I'm going to watch this movie.
Have a fabulous weekend!

-Princess Shin- said...

You definitely should watch this movie. But remember to close your eyes at the scary parts! =P

miss positive,
Hehe.. i didn't know wat the story was about too but its definitely worth the watch! Hope u like it!

=( Not tat bad la.. just don't buy conflict diamond lo.. hehe..

thanks for dropping by!

Yeah.. its true.. the saddest thing is man killing each other. War definitely has to stop!

pink fairy princess sa,
Hehe.. thanks.. will reply sooN!

Hope u enjoy the movie! Have fun!

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Jessie said...

Love this movie!

-Princess Shin- said...

Wow... what a compliment! Thanksssssssss! =)

Yeah... Me too! Glad you like it too! Thanks for dropping bY!