Why I recommend this — 6 years ago
If you give a shit about what’s going on in your world around you, this is an extremely powerful and moving story. Although Hollywood has vamped it up a bit by adding big names (although every one played their part phenomenally), the core of the story remains true. And that is: there are real people mining real conflict diamonds using real child soldiers and splitting up real families. And these diamonds have gotten into the mix with the non-conflict ones… who can tell?
It makes you look at the fundamental greed that seems to be a part of every culture, and what happens when that greed motivates us to inhumane acts towards each other.
This movie will make you want to step up and start doing something to help out, in any cause, or at least that was the affect on me. I’m just hoping that sort of inspiration doesn’t die as soon as the movie lands in the old section of the rental pile.