Friday, June 30, 2006

NEW FILM STARRING DI CAPRIO RATTLES DIAMOND INDUSTRY TEL AVIV (Reuters) - "The Blood Diamond," a film in production starring Leonardo DiCaprio, could hurt diamond sales and the livelihoods of people in Africa, industry leaders warned on Tuesday. The Warner Brothers film being shot in Africa shows how "conflict diamonds" financed bloody civil wars. DiCaprio portrays a mercenary jailed for smuggling in Sierra Leone, where a civil war lasting until 2002 killed 50,000 people. (read more)