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Black Gold (2006)

 -  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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An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade.

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$6,764 (USA) (6 October 2006)


$93,477 (USA) (16 March 2007)

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The Human Rights Watch Specialty
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes "Black Gold", One of the best at The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, is that not only is it a well made film, it has a point. And a very very important point.

In the opening scenes of "Black Gold", The camera slowly rolls through expert coffee tasters, who taste "The Best Coffee in the world". The camera quickly switches gears to Addis Abbaba, in Ethiopia, where it shows the coffee storage places, and the workers in it. What apt movie watchers will soon understand, is that the great filmmakers switch between the luxurious life of drinking coffee, and how a ton of workers dig it out, just to get paid 20 cents.

The ravishingly intellectual filmmakers then switch to 1 man: Tadesse Meskela, General Manager, Oromo Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union, Ethiopia. He travels great distances to advertise his coffee, but his main goal is his farmers. He wants his farmers to get paid what they really deserve.

This film has other points as well, such as the power of imperialist countries, as well as the multi-millionaire companies that sell what they don't really deserve.

Black Gold is a must see.

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