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Film Premiere Casts Doubt on Fair Trade

posted Sep 19, 2005, 20:27

A documentary to be screened at the Raindance film festival will seriously question the merits of Fair Trade.

WORLDwrite, the East London based charity with a pioneering film facility announced today that its documentary short "The Bitter Aftertaste" has been selected for screening at the prestigious Raindance film festival at the UDC-Cineworld on Shaftesbury Avenue in London at 12.15pm on Sunday 9th October 2005.

A first film by Philip Thompson and one of WORLDwrite’s young volunteer film crews "The Bitter Aftertaste" casts huge doubts on the capacity of chocoholics and shopaholics to transform the lives of farmers in the developing world through their supermarket trolleys. Shot in Ghana and the UK this hard-hitting documentary is sure to stir more than coffee and leave a bitter taste in the mouths of those who espouse fair trade as a mechanism for development. The film asks the questions often thought but never asked; does fair trade really change anything or just make Western consumers feel good? A must see for everyone who believes the developing world deserves better.

Dr Graham Barnfield, Programme Leader in Journalism, University of East London and film columnist for the Times Education Supplement said The Bitter Aftertaste provides: "Compelling and extraordinary insights from a timely use of objective investigation and documentary techniques to convey hidden truths."

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