Anti-Body and The Fair Trade at Whole Foods Market

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

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

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

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!

New festivals, new screenings, downloadable MP3!

February 27th, 2009

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.

Peace.

Screening of The Fair Trade at Fuller a success

February 11th, 2009

Lauralee Farrer was part of a Q&A session after The Fair Trade and several other films screened on the Fuller Theological Seminary campus. Here’s what she had to say:

Three short films screened ahead of The Fair Trade, all good work by talented filmmakers—it was a privilege to be among them. There were about 100 people there, and the Q&A session had to be cut short because it would have gone on all night. People stood around and talked after that for another hour or so until kicked out.

Special thanks to my good friend Craig Detweiler and the Brehm Center for hosting this wonderful event; I heard Craig was an awesome moderator.


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Ten Thousand Villages Boise loves The Fair Trade movie

January 9th, 2009

From Ten Thousand Villages in Boise, Idaho:

We have received the film and have been showing it in the store. It has really impacted some of our customers, staff and volunteers very positively. Thank you for allowing us to get the word out.

Anna

We’re glad that you are enjoying it! Please make sure to tell customers that they can buy the DVD online to share with their friends. And thanks for letting us know — the stories of lives being changed by The Fair Trade are what gives us the most satisfaction of making this movie.


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The Fair Trade screens in Pasadena on January 16th!

January 6th, 2009

Fuller Makes Movies: The Fair Trade and 3 short films Fuller Makes Movies: Independent Film Night
Friday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Travis Auditorium
180 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Fair Trade is part of an evening of screening films made by people at Fuller Theological Seminary. There will be 3 shorts screened before our film and then a Q&A panel afterward, moderated by author, screenwriter and Fuller professor Craig Detweiler.

The shorts are L.A. Actors, Spin, and Weathered.

The film Weathered is a short made by our friends Matt Barber and Matt Webb, and is co-starring our friend and colleague Tony Hale.

This will be an awesome evening! Free to all! Travis Auditorium is a great small venue. Bring your friends.


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Thanks for coming!

December 17th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who came to the Conscientious Projector screening of The Fair Trade movie. Tamara said the Q&A afterwards was lively, with lots of great questions.

We’ll keep you posted on upcoming events for the movie. And remember, the DVD is available for purchase, and it makes a great Christmas present!

Screening tonight, more love for Anti-Body

December 11th, 2008

The Fair Trade movie will be screening as part of the Armory’s Conscientious Projector series. Refreshments!

Details:
When: Thursday, December 11
What Time: 7 p.m.
Where: The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

We also saw a really nice write-up (and review of several Anti-Body products) on the Victoria-E blog. Thanks for the mention!