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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Green Reel: Black Gold

Green Reel is a film series hosted by Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro. Sustainable living is the organizing theme of this occasional series, with each film followed by a facilitated discussion. On January 30, the film will be Black Gold, which described the conventional and fair-trade coffee models from the point of view of Ethiopian farmers. In the land where coffee first originated, some producers of gourmet-quality coffee are frequently on the verge of starvation. This gripping film examines how this is possible.

First Parish member James Hayes-Bohanan will be leading a discussion following the film, and will be serving both regular and decaf coffee from Ethiopia. (Because no beverages are allowed in the sanctuary, the coffee will be served after the film.) Students who participated in the coffee study tour James recently led in Nicaragua will also be available for questions.

All films in this occasional series are shown on Sundays at 7:00 pm at Agudas Achim at 901 North Main Street in Attleboro. See dates and titles for the series and directions to the temple.

For information about other films related to coffee and tea, see James' Coffee and Tea in Film page.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to my family and students for joining me at this event, and thanks to my friend Denise for recommending me to the organizers. It was terrific to see the largest-ever turnout in the Green Reel series, many of whom were new to the coffee discussion.