Djimon Hounsou discusses his role in "Blood Diamond".
Forced into armed combat in Sierra Leone during the 1990s, a young boy has been transformed into a soldier. His father struggles to free him from the dangerous life he has been pushed into.
There are an estimated 300,000 child soldiers worldwide. Some of these children have been forced to join military factions, while others have enlisted to escape poverty, abuse and discrimination — or to avenge the wrongs done to their own families.