Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Movie Trailer Tuesday - Blood Diamond

From Netflix:
Set during Sierra Leone's bloody civil war in 1999, this thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer, a smuggler who sells "blood" diamonds used to finance terrorists. When Archer meets a local fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) whose son has been forced into a child army, the two men's lives become intertwined, and they set off on an adventure that leads them through the world's major diamond centers. DiCaprio and Hounsou earned Oscar nods for their performances

This is very violent but such a powerful story. And sad, too.

8 comments:

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

We saw this one. It's very good.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

yep, good movie, I agree.

Brandie said...

Stopping by from SITS...cute blog! You have some nice photos and I like that splash award:)!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Visiting from SITS.

I love your idea of movie trailers and book reviews in your blog. Great idea! I look forward to reading more and am now following.

stephanie (bad mom) said...
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stephanie (bad mom) said...

Our social studies teacher shows this to her senior history class when they are studying Africa and contemporary world issues. They read Long Way Gone in addition; it is powerful for teenagers to see these dynamics.

Daniela said...

HI Keri..finally had time to get caught up on your blog. I have been wanting to watch this movie for a long time, but never though it looked good..now i'm going to watch it..thanks tons. take care..xoxo

samsstuff said...

Such an incredibly powerful film!

Hi from SITS! I love your movie trailer Tuesday spots.