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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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Marc J. Francis (as Marc Francis), Nick Francis

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Marc J. Francis (as Marc Francis)
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Fair Trade for Coffee growers
4 March 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I have been drinking coffee for forty years and I will be drinking coffee when I finally give up the ghost. I found this story to be so exciting, but also sad. I really enjoyed seeing the process of coffee growing, roasting and sale, but I was totally distressed at the fact that a cup of coffee sells for 25 times what the farmers in Ethopia get for growing it. It is further distressing that a small increase in the amount paid would make tremendous effect on their lives. They just want to educate their children and buy them a pair of shoes. Paying them a fair price would probably not increase what we pay for a pound of coffee in a measurable way, but it would make all the difference in the world to them. What is the alternative? They are now growing plants used as a narcotic in East Africa because they cannot get a fair price for coffee. The shame is not on them, but on us. This was a great film and the only criticism I could ever make about it was that it was not in Indonesia, where they make my favorite Sulawese coffee.


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8 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,764, 8 October 2006

Gross USA:

$93,477

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$227,105
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