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“Blood Diamond” — Jewels in Zwick’s Classic Film

In Blood Diamond a fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. But, what are the real jewels here?

The smuggler is searching for a diamond, but finds God in an unexpected series of plot turns that change his heart.

The fisherman is searching for his son, the true jewel and symbol of peace and reconciliation in the film, and finds respect and far-reaching influence across the ocean from his homeland.

The country is rent by war and searches for peace, a jewel beyond any price.

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