Blood Diamond is a 2006 German American political war thriller film co produced and directed by Edward Zwick starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou in the lead roles while Indian television actor Gaurav Chopra also stars in a brief role the title refers to blood diamonds which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.


It is 1999 and Sierra Leone is ravaged by major political unrest Rebel factions such as the Revolutionary United Front frequently terrorize the countryside intimidating Mende locals and enslaving many to harvest diamonds which fund their increasingly successful war effort one such unfortunate local is fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou from Shenge who is separated from his family and assigned to a workforce overseen by Captain Poison - David Harewood a ruthless warlord.


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