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Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: Thriller, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Adventure Film, Thriller, DramaNarrative location: South Africa, LiberiaRuntime: 138 - 143 minutesColor: colorLanguage: Krio, Afrikaans, English, MendeCountry: USA, Germany, South Africa, United KingdomFilming location: South AfricaDirector: Edward ZwickScreenwriter: Charles LeavittMusic: James Newton HowardCinematography: Eduardo SerraStars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood Producer: Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Edward ZwickStudio: Warner Bros., Bedford Falls Productions, Virtual StudiosAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Steven Rosenblum)
Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political war thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world. Set during the Sierra Leone Civil War in 1996–2001, the film depicts a country torn apart by the struggle between government loyalists and insurgent forces. It also portrays many of the atrocities of that war, including the rebels' amputation of people's hands to discourage them from voting in upcoming elections. The film's ending, in which a conference is held concerning blood diamonds, refers to a historic meeting that took place in Kimberley, South Africa in 2000. It led to development of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which sought to certify the origin of rough diamonds in order to curb the trade in conflict diamonds, but has since been mostly abandoned as ineffective.

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