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Black Gold

Another early school day for me!

After weeks of agonizing and changing my mind too many times to count, I decided to do my Master’s dissertation on fair trade coffee. Fair trade has always been an interest for me, though not completely comprehensible until recently. I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages for a year at their Chicago location and learn the basics and beginnings of the movement. Coffee is one of the most important commodities in the world and with almost every international agenda involving some sort of development discussion, fair trade is definitely a relevant topic. This documentary came up in my search and I would high reccomend it for anyone interested in Ethiopia, global trade or just a fellow latte lover.

“As westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. In this eye-opening exposé of the multi-billion dollar industry, Black Gold traces one mans fight for a fair price.” via Home Page | Black Gold Movie.

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