Food for Thought Film Series: Black Gold

Free to attend and refreshments (yes, coffee!) will be served prior to the screening. Please join us!  



We were provoked to make a film about coffee after it was announced at the end of 2002 that Ethiopia was facing another famine. Twenty years earlier in 1984, people across the world had been motivated to respond to this crisis by giving aid. The difference this time was that coffee farmers were being caught up in this new food crisis while the global coffee industry was booming.

We wanted to urgently remind audiences that through just one cup of coffee, we are inextricably connected to the livelihoods of millions of people around the world who are struggling to survive.

Coffee is a universal experience enjoyed by billions of people on a daily basis and is part of an industry worth over $80 billion a year. But the people behind the product are in crisis with millions of growers fast becoming bankrupt. Nowhere more evident is this paradox than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee.

Our hope was to make a film that forced us, as western consumers, to question some of our basic assumptions about our consumer lifestyle and its interaction with the rest of the world. bgmovie.jpg

** We will have Equal Exchange coffee for purchase at the film.

Organic Mind Body and Soul Coffee
Smooth, creamy, balanced, with hints of almond, malt, and dark chocolate

Organic Love Buzz Coffee
Dark, velvety layers of chocolate brownie, malt, and caramel.

Organic Decaf
Full bodied richness with sweet nutty, vanilla flavour. 

Organic Rooibos (Red Bush tea)
For all of us who follow Mma Ramotswe and the No.1 Ladies Detective agency:
This is not a tea, but a botanical infusion of leaves from the rooibos bush.
With flavours of almond paste, pine, vanilla, and sweet cedar, this bush tea is robust and refreshing.
(Equal Exchange obtains its organic rooibos from a co-operative in South Africa).
Always use boiling water, infuse 5-7 minutes, best served with milk. 

Equal Exchange is a democratic worker owned co-operative which partners with small farmer organizations around the world. 

July 17, 2013 at 6pm - 7:30pm
Bartholomew Co. Public Library
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