Archive for the ‘fairtrade’ Category
The Growth and Development Project at Columbia University is screening The Fair Trade movie on Wednesday, December 2. 8:30-9:30 p.m., in Lerner 569. Here’s the link:
A few more events to report:
- The Fair Trade will be screening on Monday, October 19, 2009, at Busboys and Poets at 5th and K Street in Washington, D.C. at 6:00 p.m. as part of their Global Exchange Fair Trade store’s celebration of Fair Trade month. If you’re in D.C., this is a great opportunity to connect with other people who value fair trade, as well as check out the movie.
- Independents Coffee Collective in Philadelphia will screen The Fair Trade movie on Monday, October 26, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., as part of their Fair Trade Film Fest celebrating fair trade month.
Congratulations to everyone on the continued presence and message of this important film; we hope it keeps inspiring people to live a meaningful life through their work and buying habits and relationships!
World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM) is pleased to announce the line-up for the 20th annual One World Film Festival. The One World Film Festival will be presented over four evenings in October: 15, 23, 29 30 at the Library and Archives Canada, doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Do you like garage sales? If you do, head over to Silverlake this Saturday for a benefit yard sale Anti-Body is holding in support of the new co-op that they are working to start in Liberia. Heres the information:
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Time: 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
Location: 722 Parkman Avenue
City: Silverlake, CA
Info on the co-op: http://www.anti-body.com/fairtrade/liberia/
Info on the Coconut Campaign: http://www.anti-body.com/coconut
See you there!
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.
A 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.
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.
Exciting news for The Fair Trade movie!
FIRST: Congratulations to Anti-Body, the company profiled in the movie. They are now selling through Whole Foods Market, both here in the Southern California area as well as Whole Foods’ Southern and Mid-West regions. See the announcement on their blog and go buy some of this wonderful product while supporting producers in Africa!
SECOND: Wow! You people asked over and over where you could get the wonderful song “Wayfaring Stranger” that Rachel Diggs sang in the movie. So, we relented. Thanks to the generosity of the artists (thanks Rachel and Buddy Zapata!) we are offering the recording of “Wayfaring Stranger” from the movie as a free download, at http://www.thefairtrademovie.com/media-free-mp3.html — so now you can download it to your iPod.
THIRD (and final): The Fair Trade continues to make its presence known worldwide. The movie is now available for rental from Netflix. If you are a member of Netflix, please rate The Fair Trade — it helps with attracting new rentals and sales. Next, we will be in Massachusetts April 3-5 for the 2009 Lowell Film Festival, where The Fair Trade is a featured film [ http://www.lowellfilms.org/ ]. And, on May 16, the movie will be featured as part of Fair Trade Fortnight 2009 in New South Wales Australia [ http://www.fairtrade.com.au/ftf09 ].
Thank you all for your continued support. More than making a movie, the filmmakers wanted to invite us all into a discussion about what constitutes a “meaningful life” and how does fair trade figure into that equation. We love the conversations that we have had with many of you after the screenings, and look forward to more lives changed as people watch Tamara’s journey in The Fair Trade.