Film screening and discussion of Blood Diamond set for Tuesday April 15th, 2014
As part of its spring semester Geography Movie Night series, the Department of Geology and Geography will host a film screening and discussion of Blood Diamond on Tuesday (April 15) at 7:30 p.m. in Brooks Hall, Room 202. The movie title refers to 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 19962001, 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. Gamma Theta Upsilon, Dr. Maria Perez, and Dr. Cynthia Gorman will assist as discussion moderators. Snacks will be provided.