Blood Diamond...Lala's Movie review

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.

9 comments:

MugwumpMom said...

That's one of the reasons Canadian diamonds have become so popular in the worlds diamond markets.

If you're interested in inspiring stories of forgiveness, reconciliation etc from countries like Sierra Leone check out The Forgiveness Project (google it and you'll get their website) and then check out "stories"..there are some amazing stories there, including from a surviving child soldier.

Art said...

That's a movie I want to see. I hope that, whenever it is I get to see it, it lives up to the hype.

MugwumpMom said...

My email isn't working..how did it go with moving Lori??

Lala's world said...

Hey Rena, it went really well! I took a few pictures. We had 2 snow blizzards blow through during the afternoon, but managed to get the uhaul unloaded! Lori looks really happy, so does Wayne! it took us 1 hour to get there from our house. We got lost on the way there!!!! call me tonight and I can tell you more about it!

Nadine said...

Well thanks for the tip. It's a movie I normally would not have watched, but now I might have to give it a try.

Dawn said...

We are having missionaries at our church Sunday who are working in Sierre Leone - can't wait to get the straight scoop from someone who was just there. Maybe I should rent that movie before Sunday!

Elle*Bee said...

I've heard it was an excellent movie.

Shash said...

I like your blog much better --- it's SPRING in La La's World!!!! I love the butterflies!!

I haven't seen the movie but Dave has, he said it was great. When he bought my diamond for my engagement ring he researched where it came from and made sure it wasn't from a place like this.

Rena's right, Canadian diamonds are reaching international status - not only are they almost perfect in clarity and cut --- they aren't bought with blood!!!!

MugwumpMom said...

Heh, you got a new look! How'd you do that?!