AltTulsa is recommending the documentary film Black Gold, showing Thursday and again Sunday at the Circle Cinema. The film highlights the international trading system in coffee, a system that enriches the coffee traders at the expense of the coffee growers in Africa and other poor countries.
The film makes clear that the world economic system usually works against the poor and urges American consumers to seek out coffee and other products that are Fair Trade approved. It's a moving and informative film, well worth the drive up Lewis Avenue to the Circle Cinema.
We at AltTulsa drank some Fair Trade coffee just this morning. It was a good French roast from Green Mountain Roasters. We got in on sale at Wild Oats on 41st Street in Brookside, where you can get it too.