WASHINGTON - October 10 -
WHO: Tadesse Meskela, star of the documentary, "Black Gold," and manager of Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Ethiopia
Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union has been an Oxfam America partner since 2002. The Union represents nearly 70,000 Ethiopian coffee farmers and works to alleviate the poverty and injustice they face. Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that works to end poverty, hunger and injustice.
WHAT: Tadesse Meskela will join moviegoers and Oxfam staff for question and answer sessions immediately following the 7 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. showings of "Black Gold" on Thursday, Oct. 12 and the 9:10 p.m. showing on Friday, Oct. 13.
Tadesse Meskela will be available for one on one interviews with the media.
"Black Gold" is an eye-opening and entertaining exploration of the business of coffee -- from handpicked bean to the $3 cup. The documentary reveals the great disparity between impoverished Ethiopian coffee farmers and the thriving western markets that profit from their labor and tells the story of one man committed to narrowing the gap. "Black Gold" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be expanding to theaters nationwide over the next six weeks.
WHEN: Oct. 12, 7 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. "Black Gold" showings, Oct. 13, 9:10 p.m. "Black Gold" showing
Question and answer sessions are immediately following movie showings
WHERE: Cinema Village Theater, 22 E 12th St., New York, NY
WHY: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get to the bottom of what goes in to a cup of coffee -- and hear it first hand from Tadesse Meskela.