Archive for February 6th, 2008

Reminder: Buy Now!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

The Fair Trade movieYou don’t have to wait for a screening to come to you; The Fair Trade is available right now. The links are always over in the blogroll, but here they are again:

Purchase from FilmBaby

Purchase from Fuller Theological Seminary Bookstore

As we sign new distribution deals, we’ll let you know about those here also.

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The newest TFT team member

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

One of our producers, Grace, just had a beautiful (and very alert, from what I’ve heard) baby boy last night. Congratulations to their family, and we can’t wait to see what he’s going to be: a director? another producer? cinematographer?

We’ll post pictures if I have a chance.

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An economic defense of Fair Trade principles

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Check this nice paper out: A Moral Defense of Fair Trade

Note that Mr. Mitterko makes the point that Fair Trade is not immediately attempting to solve macroeconomic issues; rather, Fair Trade circumvents the injustices handed to developing countries on the macroeconomic level by going straight to a “microeconomic” situation — a single producer — and developing a relationship with them that provides a true fair price for the goods produced.

This woman from the state of Washington goes into some interesting ideas about why Fair Trade actually comes closer to a truly competitive global market — giving producers who otherwise would be forced out of the market — by distance or social factors or government forces — a chance to compete on the same level as producers from developed countries that have fewer or no barriers to entry in the market.

As I unearth more research on this, I’ll post it.

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FestivalWatch 2008

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Forgot to mention earlier that we have been selected for the Ashland Independent Film Festival, set to run April 3-7, 2008, up in Oregon. Congratulations to Lauralee and the entire team!

We’ll keep you updated as information about more festivals come in.

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