Archer: I don't think so. Unfortunately, diamonds have also been the source of extreme devastation for millions of people like Dalramy who live in places that are abundant in the mineral, similar to the village town of Koidu. Even in the most extreme places he dresses in casual outdoor gear without being inconvenienced by anything short of a hail of bullets. Archer: D'you think if I found a stone like that, I'd still be on this continent? One morning, Vandy discovers an enormous diamond in the river. Director Edward Zwick has a big approach to the narrative part of this movie. Archer: Ja, well, I've got a little problem here.
Piece by piece Zwick was able to prove to you how dangerous life can be in the continent of Africa, especially the war torn country of Sierra Leone. But the director, Edward Zwick, is craftsman enough that the pace never slackens, the chase scenes thrill, and the battle scenes sicken. Archer: So, what, you here on holiday, huh? What does the change exhibited by Mr. In the end Solomon is reunited with his brainwashed son, whose experiences and actions in battle have left him scarred. It also portrays many of the atrocities of that war, including the rebels' amputation of people's hands to discourage them from voting in upcoming elections.
The decision to aid the Africans residing there was most definitely because of the people around him. Maddy: Are you still in Kono? Victoria Hill also happens to play the role of Lady Macbeth. So, please, don't come here and make judgements on me, alright. It portrays Sierra Leona in a way that makes the audience feel like they are living it. We split it and you get your family, yes or no.
I feel that the reporter only gave Danny a different perspective on the war, while not signifigantly changing his outlook. The first interesting choice that the director makes is the setting. Danny Archer is a challenger-freedom seeker throughout much of the film. Tell the colonel he'll get his money. Diamonds mined in Africa are prone to being traded in exchange for arms which are used in civil wars, coups and cruel military dictatorships in volatile African states. From fashion statements to wedding rings, diamonds have been in the competitive trading business for years and the demand will continue to grow as long as our society greatly cherishes them. Like all other fortune hunters - Danny is trying for a big score to escape away from the troubles of Africa and into a life of comfort.
The soundtrack that is used contains young African children signing in African dialect and is used to subliminally get through to us that children is the main focus of this movie. Instead, I opted to view and analyze the more modern version from 2006. The cities are portrayed as hectic and intimidating, dirty and poor. After the colonel been shot on his chest Colonel: T. And keep him out of sight. You can decide how to spend it efficiently, either by taking up a part-time job or concentrating on the classes that matter.
Archer: I tell you what, Solomon. Jaye English 102-603 Movie Evaluation 2 March 2013 Blood Diamonds Blood Diamonds explores the underground world of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, where rare diamonds are used to fund military rebels at war. I like how this film has a bunch of completely different aspects, such as: During the chase scenes, this film can feel and mask itself as a fast-paced thriller. Blood Diamond is, however, a character study basically about two wronged men who team up together, for greater or for worse, to fix the screwy lives they both have and therefore getting Archer his freedom and Soloman his family back from the rebels. Theft is rampart in the diamond mines despite punishment upon discovery being fatal. In the beginning of the story Danny is caught trying to smuggle diamonds, which are confiscated by the authorities. In many of the years of his adulthood he saw that there was some money to be made, working as a mercenary.
This plundering of natural mineral wealth leaves the nation poor and bereft of benefits it would otherwise enjoy. Maddy is initially unaware of the diamond factor in the deal. Although they lack a vision to establish a sustainable government for people, they concentrate only on gaining power and controlling the diamond trade. Vandy arrives in London and meets with a van de Kaap representative; he exchanges the pink diamond for a large sum of money and being reunited with his entire family. They specialize in a variety of subjects and can craft a praise-worthy Literature essay and a perfect research paper in Neuroscience on minimal notice. The compelling film pulls you into this dark industry head first and keeps you intrigued every step of the way. Human Rights Dialogue, Spring 2003 Initiatives—and Responsibilities—in Stopping Harmful Trading Practices Leif Wenar, Sheffield University In a series of four articles, Wenar discusses how consumers in rich countries unknowingly buy goods unrightfully seized from citizens of poor countries, and what can be done about it.
He arranges for Solomon's release, hoping to get the diamond for himself in return for helping Solomon to find his family. While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon, who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields, has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. This aspect of the film opens the possibility of Archer slowly coming to realize his immorality and unethical business practices, as Maddy Bowen Jennifer Connelly acts as a moral voice through her journalism. Coatzee: A deal went bad and you owe me money. Played By: Antony Coleman Colonel Coetzee's right-hand man. In the last moments of his life he comes to the realization that there is more than endless African Nihilism.
I think the scene when Dia picks up a gun and aims at Danny and his father is very significant. It becomes his responsibility to repay his principal for the lost diamonds. Because of a diamond-smuggling deal gone wrong, Danny Archer ends up in the same jail and learns about Solomon's pink diamond. This act was tactically employed by the regular army who would of course blame the rebels. Maddy Bowen: Uh, a cynic. Archer: If you say so, sir.