Everything beautiful has a story of blood to say. Of men that fought to own it’s glory. Even a single stone of diamond has a trail of blood. South Africa, Sierra Leone, Liberia who are rich in diamond deposits, are also poor and strife torn. The local militia hijack the mines, employ children to mine diamonds and exchange them for arms. “Blood diamond(2006)” says a similar story. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, as Danny Archer the diamond smuggler/middleman, it takes us through the dismal situation in Sierra Leone. The country is richly endowed by nature, yet her citizen die of hunger. Children are forcefully recruited by local armed groups, given arms and drugs. Solomon Vandy, a dad who lost his wife and children sets out to find them and meets path with Danny. There is a scene towards climax that puts forth the entire perspective of the movie:
Solomon Vandy who reached London, is amused by a diamond necklace on display in a shop window. He has lost his everything for the stones, the expression in his face somewhere between a smile and a sob. I have encountered few such scenes, which in itself tells the story for the movie.