Tu 10/09: BloomScreen presents: Black Gold

Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm

Join us for the heroic tale of one man’s fight for fair prices for Ethiopian coffee growers…

Black Gold (2006, 78 min), by Marc Francis and Nick Francis – Businessman Tadesse Meskela tries to help raise the impoverished standard of living by negotiating, on behalf of 70,000 farmers, with coffee roasters willing to pay a fairer price for their labor.

Multinational companies have made coffee the second most valuable trading commodity in the world. But as Westerners revel in designer lattes, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. Tracing one man’s fight for a fair price, BLACK GOLD is an eye-opening expose of the eighty-billion-dollar coffee industry.

The screening will be followed by audience discussion and Q&A.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts, and other guests.

Directions: The location is a 7 minute walk from Columbia Heights METRO, and parking garages at Target and at Giant. Street parking available on 11th St and Kenyon St – next to Tubman ES.