Against this historical backdrop, Blood Diamond, set in Sierra Leone in 1999, tells the story of the intersecting lives of Danny Archer, an Anglo ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, Solomon Vandy, a fisherman from Sierra Leone, and Maddy Bowen, a American reporter. Speed should be a skill adopt by each human living creature. Archer gives Bowen the information that she wants and gets access to use the press convoy to travel to Kono to find the diamond. When, if ever, is intervention justified, and who decides? In the beginning of the story Danny is caught trying to smuggle diamonds, which are confiscated by the authorities. If I had any diamonds I wouldn't be able to keep them after this book.
Yes this is the book that the recent movie was based on. So this story has a wide international scope beyond that of a small nation of five million. Danny Archer, an Anglo ex-mercenary from Rhodesia who was caught smuggling diamonds, heard the conversation. Maddy is initially unaware of the diamond factor in the deal. However, rarely do we understand the inner-workings of such conflicts, and the importance that it has on modern society. His characters reflect the times and culture that they live in so when they intermingle, there is always a lot of action.
He sells arms to the rebels, then the government pays him to take the rebels out when they become a problem. The author is a journalist, and it shows. But the warlords also kill to control food and water, which the white man has little to do with, other than donating the food itself. He decided to hide it but the leader named Commander Poison saw him. Campbell's writing style is intelligent, vivid, and picturesque. He is both quite the and , but he is portrayed with a pretty sympathetic backstory and is ultimately a. What is the responsibility of the international community to intervene in countries such as Sierra Leone? Because the Northern Cape area was not believed to hold stones of value, some speculated that the stone had been planted there.
This is the horrifying story of the war in Sierra Leone in the early 1990s on up to about 2004, after the war ended. I got news for you, we could blow the place to pieces and pave the bitch over in a week, we don't need 12 days. Diamonds that are mined are sold to middlemen diamond merchants, mercenaries, smugglers, any one desperate enough. Basically there was guerrilla warfare to overtake the diamond mines to get diamonds to sell to buy guns and drugs. Think of the blood that might have been shed before that diamond reached your hand, wrist, ear, or neck.
But, it focuses more on the aspects of illicit, illegal, and or black market dealings behind the shiny stones that you buy in a jewelry shop. The first interesting choice that the director makes is the setting. For Solomon, this rock represents freedom, a ticket out of Sierra Leone. If a war broke out in a diamond producing country, retailers would have the ability to immediately stop buying gems from affected mines. It was released in the U. They can come from Angola, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, or The Congo. 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.
We could kill everyone in Sierra leone in 12 days- but if you want to turn an entire generation of genocidal diamond thieving hand-chopping off animals into humans in a country with no educational system, no infrastructure no medical care, no psychiatric services, no government and no democracy into a real country- and we're supposed to drop everything to do it because there might be some financial tie between terrorist financing and blood diamonds? Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds, many of which are brought to the world market by fanatical enemies. The prologue is the most important part of the book and should be required for everyone everywhere as it details the size and scope of the diamond trade and the immense bloodshed that has resulted in Sierra Leone. Yeah, and lets nuke Switzerland while we're at it, because there is a link between their banks and terrorism too. I hope you will continue to dig on this topic. But someone will always be in line to be next.
One researcher estimates that as much as of all rough diamonds are smuggled at some point. More so than rubys and emeralds and other precious gems, but Debeers buys them and stock piles them so they don't go on the market to keep the supply and demand at his desir I now kinda regret my diamond. The brothers then sold it to the Earl of Dudley for 30,000 pounds sterling, sparking the diamond rush to South Africa. My man will be very happy tho!! This plundering of natural mineral wealth leaves the nation poor and bereft of benefits it would otherwise enjoy. He arranges for Solomon's release from prison and offers to help him find his family in exchange for the diamond. Diamonds From Mars Our own theory is that the diamond industry needs to tap into the power of socially conscious jewelry consumers.
Soon after, his elementary-school-aged son is also captured. It's like humans they are good and bad. Archer and Solomon find their way to Maddy Bowen Jennifer Connelly , an American journalist, who helps Solomon track down his family. A somewhat uneven book that dumps a lot of info without framing it as much of a story. But the main point of the story about Sierra Leone, just devestating! And of course, the former wouldn't happen without the latter. No matter what a diamond seller says, stones are untraceable and black market stones can be added in at any of a dozen of places on the way from the mine to the store.