Black Gold/Calicot (#311)
BLACK GOLD: Multinational companies have made coffee the second most traded commodity in the world. But as westerners revel in designer lattes, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. Tracing one man's fight for a fair price, this program is an expose of the 80 billion dollar coffee industry.
CALICOT: This wry, wordless French short follows cotton from its picking on a plantation in Africa to a final use in the United States. [86 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: A new international independent documentary series from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), GLOBAL VOICES samples the best of international documentary. In its premiere season, the series features five all-new global docs and 21 notable international documentaries that have previously aired on PBS in other forums.
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These episodes of Global Voices aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.