Blood Diamond 2006
Let us hear the voice of that world. Let us learn from that voice... and let us ignore it no more.
She waits by the fire making plantains, and red palm oil stew with your sister N'Yanda and the new baby.
And the rebels, they're not sure they want to take over. Otherwise, they'd have to govern this mess.
No, do you know where the word 'infantry' comes from, it means: Child Soldier. They're just children.
In January 2003, forty nations signed 'The Kimberley Process' - an effort to stem the flow of conflict diamonds.
The people back home wouldn't buy a ring if they knew it cost someone else their hand.
The Shona say the colour comes from all the blood that's been spilled fighting over the land.
Relief agencies are useless, the hospitals are overwhelmed. There are other ways, bro.
Government only wants to stay in power... until they've stolen enough to go into exile somewhere else.
I'm a print journalist... I drank it.
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Drive right at them, they'll panic.
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Here we say that the freedom is in your hands, so if you go against us, so go your hands.
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I thought you would steal it from me.
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Out here, people kill each other as a way of life. It's always been like that.
I have THREE sisters, they're all married to good men.
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Three out of five ex-boyfriends polled think I need to be in a constant state of crisis.
None of us knows whose path will lead us to God.
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T.I.A. This is Africa.
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None of whom has ever seen a diamond.
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The Third World is not a world apart... and the witness you will hear today speaks on its behalf.
You've got a thing for messed up vets now?
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Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other?
My dad came home from the war in '69. It took him about... twenty years to get right.
My heart always told me that people are inherently good. My experience suggests otherwise.
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You risk my life like that again... and I'll peel your face back off your head.
Peace Corps types only stay around long enough... to realize they're not helping anyone.
The moment you tell anyone about it, your life is absolutely worthless!
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You come here with your laptop computers, your malaria medicine and you little bottles of hand sanitizer and think you can change the outcome, huh?
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English boys don't go to school every day.
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I understand White people want our diamonds, yes. But how can my own people do this to each other?
They came into this city overnight.
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Dreamy American girls who all want a storybook wedding and a big, shiny rock like the ones in the advertisements of your politically-correct magazines.
The only reason you're still alive is because you haven't told anyone where it is.
In your long career as a journalist, would you say that people are mostly good?
This my country, man. We here long before you came - long after you gone.
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I am your father who loves you. And you will come home with me and be my son again.
But illegal diamonds are still finding their way to market.
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To who, and for what price my friend? You need my help whether you like it or not.
Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago.
Uh, a cynic. Why don't you sit down and make me miserable?
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A moment of love, even in a bad man, can give meaning to a life.
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