Story: Movie Sparks Debate over Diamond Trade, 12/04/06 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/july-dec06/diamonds_12-04.html Reading Comprehension Questions: 1.What is a conflict diamond? 2. What is the movie Blood Diamond about? 3. According to human rights groups, are conflict diamonds still a problem today? 4. What actions did the World Diamond Council take before the movie's release? 5. Which country purchases the greatest amount of diamonds and which continent produces the most? 6. What is the Kimberley Process? 7. Why is it hard to determine how successful the Kimberley Process is? 8. What does the director of Blood Diamond hope the movie will do? 9. Compare and contrast why Botswana is able to remain stable while the Ivory Coast is still actively in blood diamond trade.