Archive for April, 2009

Update on Chatsworth train crash

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Racheal Mofya

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will remember Racheal Mofya, a Zambian exchange student who was injured badly in the September 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink train crash. She was also an intern with Anti-Body. Tamara and Shelby spoke of their deep concern for Racheal, with all of the injuries that she had from the crash. Miraculously, she survived, and the L.A. Times has a story on her progress today.

Everyone at The Fair Trade movie continues to wish her a complete recovery.

Lowell Film Festival a success

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Lowell Film Festival logoWe heard from the organizers of the Lowell Film Festival, which happened last weekend:

We had a fabulous turnout for your film, and for the entire festival in general. It was a rousing success! We had so much fun giving out your samples of lip balm — everyone was so surprised and delighted to receive them. What a nice touch it was to the event.

I made a personal introduction to the film, and got quite moved doing so. I have been so inspired by your story, Tamara, and was so grateful that you and Lauralee chose to share it with the world.

We also found coverage of the festival (including mention of The Fair Trade movie) in the Nashua Telegraph.

Thanks for all the support!

The Fair Trade movie at Blockbuster Video

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

You can now get The Fair Trade movie just about anywhere. We just found out that Blockbuster Video is now carrying it online, so you can rent it if you have a membership (good rating so far too! — please rate us if you are a member of Blockbuster).

And remember, we have a bunch of links to purchase locations on the website, as well as Filmbaby offering both physical DVDs and movie downloads.

Anti-Body and The Fair Trade at Whole Foods Market

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Anti-Body in Whole Foods MarketA few weeks ago I mentioned that Anti-Body products are now being carried in most Whole Foods Market stores, especially here in the West and Southwest. Now we found out that management at the markets are using The Fair Trade movie to introduce employees to the human side of fair trade, as well as provide a backstory for Anti-Body, a locally-produced product that Whole Foods is marketing. This is a wonderful use of the movie: to make the connection between how we live and work, and how people on the other side of the planet are affected.

Congratulations!

New South Wales Fair Trade Fortnight

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Fair Trade Fortnight poster, New South WalesThe Fair Trade movie will be featured Down Under, during the New South Wales Fair Trade Fortnight [one of many Fortnight websites here, church venue homepage here].

We feel honored and fortunate to be a part of these larger events that get out the word about fair trade, communities, and the people around the world like Tamara and her friends in Togo who are aided by fair trade practices worldwide.

White Sands International Film Festival

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

From the producers of the White Sands International Film Festival:

Congratulations! We’ve selected your film, The Fair Trade, for inclusion in the White Sands International Film Festival. As festival producers, we admire the talent, skill, and effort that you and your associates devoted to the work, and we’ve scheduled it to be screened several times at Las Cruces, New Mexico’s new Allen theatre complex.

The festival happens April 23-25, and The Fair Trade movie is screening at 1:00 p.m. on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th.

Congratulations!

The Fair Trade movie at Lowell Film Festival

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Fair Trade screens this weekend at Lowell Film Festival. See where we are on the Festival Schedule, or see the complete list of films.

See you there!