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BLOOD DIAMOND ( 2006)****
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(focus on African Diamond Trade)

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Contains 14 movie quotes & 31 Academic Words (AWL*).
Director, Edward Zwick examines the mining and selling of African  "conflict diamonds" in this intense true-life drama.  After his son is kidnapped and his village destroyed, Solomon Mandy (Djimon Hounsou) is forced to work in the diamond fields.  He soon finds a large "blood diamond".  Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio)  is a diamond smuggler who hears about  Mandy's diamond.  When Danny meets beautiful Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), an American journalist, he begins to see beyond his personal need, and she gains a deeper understanding of Africa.  Through their eyes we witness the power struggle that extends from the money palaces of Europe to the fields of Sierra Leone.  Nominated, 5 Academy Awards.   Rated R (143 min.) mike laib 2012.


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