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  • Blood Diamonds

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    Imples Paynter Prof. P.M. Roach Politics & Cultures of Africa Ever since British geologists first discovered diamonds in Sierra Leone 's jungles in the 1930 's, diamonds have been a key factor in the bloody conflict that has ravaged this small West African country. In his novel, Blood Diamonds, Greg Campbell captures the heart wrenching story of one man 's encounter with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group in Sierra Leone, infamous for their brutal tactics of mass rape, torture

  • Blood Diamond

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    Danny Archer Does Have an Epiphany Danny Archer is a character in the movie Blood diamond. Edward Zwick displays the complete transformation of Archer over the course of the movie, from a greedy anti-hero to a selfless hero who puts others before himself. Archer’s epiphany starts after meeting Solomon Vandy in prison, the local fisherman who found the rare pink diamond. Another person that play a huge role in determining the identity of Archer is Maddy Bowen, the reporter from New York. I will

  • Blood Diamonds

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    Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone       History of Diamonds:   The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word, "adamas" meaning unconquerable. Fittingly diamonds are made of pure carbon, and diamonds are the hardest natural substance known to man.[1][1] Diamonds have long been a sign of wealth and fortune. Kings and queens have worn these forms of concentrated carbon and even more countless millions people over time have lusted after them. These gems can be transparent, truculent white

  • Blood Diamond Research

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    Hendina Riyadi Blood Diamond Research For thousands of years, diamonds have been highly regarded by everyone from kings and queens to ordinary people. Diamonds are a symbol for wealth, elegance, love, and power. Centuries ago, they were also a symbol of courage, invincibility and strength. What is less commonly known is that these stones are also a symbol of terror and death. Conflicts arise from the mining of these gems; many people have died and many are perhaps still dying because of the mining

  • Blood Diamonds in Africa

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    Ms. Korbelack English 121 13 November 2012 “Blood” Diamonds in Africa “In Sierra Leone, more than 10,000 people have suffered amputation because of the diamond trade, which has become a trademark atrocity for the rebels”. Unfortunately, Ibrahim Fofana, a diamond miner, shared a similar fate to the thousands that suffered brutal amputations from the Rebels. Ibrahim Fofana is like many of the miners who are forced to work long brutal hours in diamond mines. And according to UK Channel 5 "The True

  • Film Review : Blood Diamond

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    and misrepresent reality” (2012:17). The mediated contents are charged with many ideological messages that consumers often passively take in. Blood Diamond, released in 2006, is one of these films that seems to at least start out in display of the images of mediated ideologies. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond is a film directed by Edward Zwick, with themes including war, politics, and race. DiCaprio and Hounsou were nominated at the Academy Awards

  • Diamonds : A Symbolism Of Blood

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    Diamonds: A Symbolism of Blood or Regality? Marilyn Monroe’s famous line “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” is glamorously known worldwide. It is true that diamonds is what every girl desires for. Diamonds signifies to consumer’s wealth and glamour and are generally associated to gift one another or symbolize romance, marriage, and purity. However, despite how appealing a diamond is, its worth could be someone’s life. This is known as blood diamond or conflict diamond. A blood diamond is a diamond

  • Archetypal Criticism of Blood Diamond

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    Through the movie Blood Diamond you can see many tragic events happening. There is loss for some people and gain for others. The movie takes place during the time of the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999 (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). The movie portrays the events that transpired between the government soldiers and rebel forces. (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). As the Movie opens Solomon Vandy is taken away from his family by RUF (the Revolutionary United Front). Among other Solomon is set to work to

  • Blood Diamonds Letters

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    Dear, um, Kim Kardashian-West, I recently read an article concerning a very expensive push present you asked from your husband, Kanye West, in November. In a KimKardashianWest.com post, you wrote, “This pregnancy, I would love a Lorraine Schwartz diamond choker, like the ones I've worn before to the Art + Film Gala.” You went on to say, “I like the idea of a push present—after nine months of pregnancy it's a sweet and well-deserved thank you. We women go through an entire pregnancy carrying a baby

  • Kanye West's Blood Diamonds

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    effective campaign against “conflict diamonds.” Recently, rapper Kanye West raised the issue of conflict “blood” diamonds in his song “Diamonds” (featuring Jay-Z). Conflict diamonds — diamonds mined and traded by rebel groups — have been the source of murder and mutilation in the small, west-African country of Sierra Leone. In the song, West voices his own inner conflict with diamonds: See, a part of me say keep shinin’ How? When I know what a “Blood Diamond” is … In his video, West takes his message

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