Films4u – 21st May
Please find below an extract from an email with regards to the next Films4u event.
Please find below and attached details about our next film. A departure from our usual fayre. We hope you are up for the challenge.
In line with the film’s message Fairtrade drinks and refreshments will be served from 7pm and there will be a Fairtrade stall. Any profits this month will go to Christian Aid.
Hope you can make Saturday 21st May. Look forward to seeing you there.
Films4U goes factual
In a departure to the usual films shown at Films4U BLACKGOLD is a documentary film raising awareness of the plight of Ethiopian coffee growers, not untypical of the situation the world over.
Fifteen million Ethiopians make a living related to coffee, which accounts for 67 percent of the country’s foreign exports. Yet as profits soar for coffee sales, the farmers producing the beans continue to receive minimal payments, anywhere from 12 to 25 cents for every kilo picked. 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 labour. Follow the trail all the way to the World Trade Organisation convocation in Cancun, Mexico where multinational corporations control the worldwide coffee market and African nations are excluded from the negotiations. It is a modern day David and Goliath story. Come find out the result. But be warned
Your coffee will never taste the same again
This film is being shown as part of Christian Aid week 15-21 May”
Where and when?
Saturday 21st May 2016
Roehampton Methodist Church SW15 4BT
Adjacent to the shops in Portswood Place