Black Gold


Trade not aid. That’s the clear message of this sober, often bleak docu-probe into the international coffee industry. Raking in over $80bn annually, it’s the world’s worst kept secret that corporate suits crushingly short-change coffee suppliers with incredibly low wages. Though lacking Michael Moore’s cutting wit, Black Gold paints an effective if patchy portrait of Third World poverty, charting the efforts of Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union manager Tadesse Meskela to earn his Ethiopian farmers fair pay.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 22nd 2007
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