Black Gold

Film/Video

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Black Gold

Nick and Marc Francis, 2005

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Thu, Feb 8, 2007 7 PM
Fri, Feb 9, 2007 7 PM

"Black Gold explains exactly what's gone wrong and how to fix it."--The Onion A.V. Club

This eye-opening film explores the global business of coffee, from the hand-picked bean to the $3 cup.

Cosponsored by ONE Campaign Columbus.
Acclaimed in festivals around the world, the film adroitly investigates the extensive coffee industry, an $80 billion enterprise that's made the product the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. The focus is on Tadesse Meskela, an Ethiopian on a one-man mission to get a fair price for the thousands of struggling coffee farmers supplying the developed world with our lattes and cappuccinos. Black Gold connects the dots of our global economy, putting a human face on a systemic injustice largely ignored by the caffeinated consumer. (video, 78 mins.)

Please stay after the film to sample free-trade coffee from Global Gallery and learn more about local efforts to bring awareness to this issue.

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