Blood Diamond

This past Wed evening, Ivy and I went to see Blood Diamond (starring Leonardo) with Rebecca S and some of her co-workers from NASA.  Ivy and I liked the movie a lot:  good, compelling story about an important issue;  the struggles and brutality of Africa were highlighted--especially the suffering & inhumanity behind the creation of child-soldiers;  the importance of avoiding "conflict diamonds"  (diamonds from areas where there is civil war or strife amongst different groups fighting over the goods and inflicting atrocities on women and children and villages to get them). 

Leo did an excellent job.  Neither Ivy or I liked him that much during his Titanic era, but he was amazing as a white south African military mercenary.  Check it out!

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