Black Gold DVD - The story of fair trade coffee

The link between Ethiopia’s starving millions and coffee is mind blowing.

Coffee is today the most popular beverage in the world and every coffee drinker should watch this movie.

Its all about fair trade, its that easy. Who would believe that 7 million people could be prevented from a life of starvation from the mere act of selecting Fairtrade coffee at the checkout.

This movie tells of how 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 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.

Against the backdrop of Tadesse’s journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world’s coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the double dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organisation reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers.

" Remarkable – A moving but scandalous story. Black Gold has extraordinary power " THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

" Excellent – Angry, Good Humoured and essential " THE OBSERVER

" Riveting and Jaw – dropping " L.A. TIMES

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REGION 4 DVD © 2006 APPROX 80 MINUTES

35 minutes of extras.

Price: $24.95

Stock: In Stock