Arusha Action Film #12 - Black Gold


Wednesday, November 15, 2006 7:00pm - 9:00pm Uptown Stage and Screen 612 - 8 Avenue SW $10.00 - 100% Calgary Dollars accepted Tickets available at the door Children and youth under 15 are free 2006 Award winning documentary Filmed, directed & produced by Marc Francis and Nik Francis. Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil.  But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields. Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela representing the Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union, is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price. Co-sponsored by Good Earth Café and Haymarket Café.

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