Monday, December 11, 2006

Thank You, Makers of Blood Diamond.

You have given birth to the following scenario in my mind (all based on a timely social ill, of course):

If people die mining and trafficking diamonds in Africa, what happens to people mining and trafficking fake diamonds? Do they stage their deaths? Do they hire actors to shoot blanks at them? Do they post Blair Witch-like snuff films on youtube?

Thank you, Leo & everyone involved in the making of Blood Diamond. You have entertained me and I will never, ever see your movie. Because, by supporting a movie that sensationalizes a social epidemic, am I not contributing to the epidemic? Or do I get a special (red) movie ticket that explains how all proceeds will go towards fighting the problem?


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