Blood Diamond


27 Nov 2023


18:00 – 20:00

Blood Diamond

5:30pm doors open, for 6:00pm start (ends 8:25pm)

U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

In 1999, Sierra Leone is ravaged in a civil war. Rebel factions terrorize the countryside, intimidating and enslaving many locals to harvest diamonds to fund their increasingly successful war effort. Solomon Vandy, a local fisherman, is captured while his family escapes and assigned to a workforce overseen by Captain Poison, a ruthless warlord.

While mining a river, Vandy discovers an enormous pink diamond and buries the stone before being captured during a raid by government forces. In prison he meets Danny Archer (Leonardo di Caprio), a Rhodesian smuggler and mercenary. When Archer hears about the pink diamond, he offers to help Vandy find his family if he helps him recover the diamond.