We watched the new DVD release Blood Diamond this weekend, starring Leondardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. It was awesome awesome awesome!!!! so worth renting. If you haven't watched it I highly recommend it!
I am constantly surprised how little the media actually reports or the governments allow to be viewed about what really is going on in the world. I remember hearing of war going on in Sierra Leone in 1999 but had NO idea what really was going on! the children being forced to be soldiers and kill their own people......truly tragic.
It was one of those movies that everyone needs to see to be aware of what is going on around us in this world and be aware of what we can do to help. Like knowing where the diamonds we buy come from! I personally do not own any real diamonds but if I ever do I will totally make sure where they come from and NOT buy ones from conflict!
The movie does have some language and violence but the message and the reality I think out weigh it.