Leonardo DiCaprio: Mozambique changed my whole perspective
Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed he has a new perspective on life after filming in Mozambique for six months.
The actor spent time in the southern African country earlier this year while making Blood Diamond, a film about the conflict diamond trade in Sierra Leone.
He said recently: “Mozambique is having an economic resurgence but still four out of 10 people there have HIV or AIDS.”
“There’s astounding conditions but what I was left with, after spending time in Africa, is it really was the power of the human spirit there and the fact these people have been through so much and they were still dancing in the streets.”
“The joy and the energy and the happiness they exuded to everyone was unbelievable and it made me come back home and not want to listen to anyone’s problems.”
“I don’t want to hear what we, as Americans, have to deal with when you’re immersed in a place like that for six months and you see the extreme levels of what they have to deal with.”