Blood diamond was a movie that focused on controversial diamonds that are allegedly the cause of rebellion in some groups, in armies of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The diamonds have been accused of being mined in areas torn in war then used to finance insurgents to cause upheavals in the governments. This paper will focus on presenting a review of how this story of blood diamonds is narrated in this movie.
The historical perspective of this story is told of how diamonds mined mostly in African soil, have been used, by African leaders or even across the continent to fuel wars and massacre of innocent victims. Thus, this movie, which is shot, in connection to series of African leaders one of whom has been indicted for offences against humanity show shows hypocoristic leadership is today. The merciless killings and the dictatorship of today are shunning democracy and fueling hatred against various tribes in the national perspectives in order to gain political mileage. This movie is set in an intriguing way. The camera work has been used extensive to show the plains of Africa, the mining areas, and the masses that have lost their lives to the insurgency. The movie aims to fuel a lesson to be learned by most leaders, but it can be describe as a foolish thriller as Le Billon (2006), acknowledges. The production design has been to cover major sites in Africa including the war torn areas. The movie starts with a shot in port Edward, in the republic of South Africa. The camerawork portrays the breath taking scenery of Africa and the contrast of the uncouth leadership and war torn zones. The movie is shot in a series of countries after the first shots in South Africa, Sierra Leon, Equador, among other countries.