April 7, 2013 · 2:00 PM
What more can you ask for when there's coffee, movie, good company and conversations?
Do you know, what is happening in the other side of the world when you are picking up your cup of coffee? Black Gold is a movie showed in London film festival which takes you to the coffee field in Ethiopia, to the commodity exchanges, and fashionable cafes in New York and London. It will wake you up and look deeper into what you are really drinking. A documentary film to challenge the portrayal of Africa often characterised in the Western media by an overload of de-contextualised images depicting poverty with no link to our own lives.
Multinational coffee companies that dominate the world's coffee trade now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.
What challenges are smallhold farmers facing in attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price? What is the long term solution for these farmers? Twenty years earlier in 1984, people across the world had been motivated to respond to this crisis by giving aid.
After the movie, while we are having nice cups of coffee, we will run some discussions, every viewer has the opportunity to draw your own conclusions about what you are experiencing. It's not our say, IT'S YOUR SAY!
Watch the Trailer!
Fee per head: Early Bird HK$100 (pay before 25March) / Regular Price HK$150
* We will meet 2pm SHARP at Lai Chi Kok MTR Exit D3 (outside Mannings). Since no public access, I need to bring you to the club house. If you are late, I won't be able to walk out to take you after the movie start.