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Black Gold (2006)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary  |  8 June 2007 (UK)
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An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.

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Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee  »

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12 August 2006 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – See all my reviews

I just saw this beautifully shot, emotionally restrained documentary at The Ridge Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. It makes a quiet case for the moral necessity of some sort of CODE of global conduct in doing business. The coffee farmers in Etheopia are getting 22 CENTS a Kilo. They are STARVING. The price is manipulated in New York, and WTO seems to think this is okay. I'm fairly confident that 95% of North America coffee drinkers would be willing to pay 25 cents more a cup, to fix this situation. Damnit, this is a wonderful piece of film-making. They find the little defining moments, like a close-up shot of an Etheopian worker, cutting a bag with a naked razor blade.


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