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Black Gold a film

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:14 PM

http://www.blackgoldmovie.com/ (trailer available on website)

The Story


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.

Where and when to see it:

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8th - 21st June Filmhouse EDINBURGH 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
0131 228 2688
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26th - 29th June Glasgow Film Theatre GLASGOW 12 Rose Street, Glasgow
0141 332 8128

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13th - 17th July Dundee Contemporary Arts DUNDEE Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
01382 909 900
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10th - 15th August Eden Court INVERNESS Eden Court, Reay House, Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness, IV3 3HF
01463 234234

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20th September Macrobert Arts Centre STIRLING Macrobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
01786 46666


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