Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Blood Diamond

I went with my dad and Mike, another member of our family, to see the movie Blood Diamond last night. It was gripping and terrifying and heart-wrenching all at the same time. I had heard that the movie was powerful, but even with high expectations, I was impressed. The story is set during the civil conflict in Sierra Leone during the late 90's. Of course, the story is fictional, but the circumstances that the story is set in actually happened. It is a chilling reminder of the darkness that envelopes our world and the darkness that treads deep in our own hearts. The movie is also a snapshot of how the American consumer drives many conflicts around the world without even knowing about it. Our global economy is really something.

You can read more about the current situation with conflict diamonds HERE.

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