to discuss film “Black Gold” Feb. 20
University will present a screening of the film Black Gold Feb. 20 followed by a presentation by Nick Francis, the
film’s co-producer and director.
film, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Dauphin Humanities Center 051, is part of the
14th Annual International Studies Film Series. This year’s theme is
“Pot, Penicillin & The Pill: A Global View of Drugs.”
The 2006 film focuses on coffee and its
impact on Ethiopia. According to the film’s website, multinational
coffee companies 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.” The website said that paradox is most evident in Ethiopia, the
birthplace of coffee.
will discuss the film via Skype.
program is sponsored by the International Studies Program. For more information about the film or the new international studies major, contact Dr. Jonathan Skaff at 477-1907 or go to http://www.ship.edu/ism.