blood diamond.

26 10 2010

We had a wonderful FHE last night. We read from the scriptures, talked about patriarchal blessings and had some great discussion…

Oh, and we watched Blood Diamond.
Have you seen Blood Diamond?

Most likely not.
It’s rated Really good. haha

The movie is based on the conflict diamonds coming out of Sierra Leone.
It is a “Hotel Rawanda” type of movie. You know what I mean – the type of movie that can be life changing.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of South African diamond smuggler PERFECTLY. It just doesn’t get any better.

The movie leaves you with the distinct feeling that you need to immediately stop trying to accumulate more things and focus more on giving back – to anyone and everyone.

The movie depicts a nation torn apart by the diamond industry.
Kids wielding weapons, killing innocent people.
Sons killing fathers. Brothers killing brothers. Neighbors killing neighbors.
Starving kids.
Broken families.

I spent last week thinking about the iPad.
I went to bed last night thinking about how I can give back.

“And also, ye yourselves will asuccor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the bbeggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish.” (Mosiah 4:16)

? What movies have had a strong impact on you?




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