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Black Gold - A Look at Coffee Production Around the World
This film traces the tangled trail from the two billion cups of coffee consumed each day back to the coffee farmers who produce the beans. In particular, It follows Tadesse…
A Killer Bargain - The Human Cost of Cheap Consumer Goods
The Killer Bargain referred to by this hard-hitting documentary's title is the availability of cheap consumer goods, imported by Western companies, whose prices don't reflect the actual human and environmental…
Maquilapolis: City of Factories - Activism for Low-Wage Workers in Mexico
Carmen Duran works the graveyard shift in one of Tijuana's 800 maquiladoras; she is one of six million women around the world who labor for poverty wages in the factories…
Thomas Sankara - The Upright Man
As Africa looks desperately for leaders of integrity and vision, the life and ideals of the late Thomas Sankara seem more and more relevant and exemplary with the passage of…

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