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World Fare organizes presentation

February 25, 2010 by WLKM 

“Rivers of Justice Film Festival,” the second annual film festival organized by World Fare, is set for Saturday, March 6th, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers.

This year’s feature film, “Black Gold,” explores the coffee industry through the experiences of farmers in Ethiopia.

As westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. In this eye-opening expose of the multi-billion dollar industry, Black Gold traces one man’s fight for a fair price.

As the directors explain, “We don’t believe that one film can change or solve a global and systemic problem. But Black Gold can affect the way people think and, as Tadesse says in the film, ‘Awareness is the first step to change.’”

As was the case last year, two related “featurettes” will be shown with facilitated discussion about justice and social action.

The film festival will take place at the beautifully restored, historic Riviera Theatre at 50 North Main Street in downtown Three Rivers, with a reception to follow across the street at World Fare. Attendees will be invited to “migrate across the street” to World Fare to enjoy food, beverages and further discussion about the evening’s featured films.

Tickets, priced at $5, include a $5 gift certificate for World Fare.

World Fare, located at 37 North Main Street, is a volunteer-run, non-profit store marketing fairly traded handcrafts and foods from around the world.

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