Black Gold (2006)

Black Gold
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 18mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords investigation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Zelalem Banti Other Translator 120795 26000002
Assefa Feyisa Other Translator 120795 26000001
Andrew Mesfin Other Translator 120795 26000003
Meseret Ashebir Other Translator 120795 26000004
Seyoum Hameso Other Translator 120795 26000005
Tamirat Tesfaye Driver (Ethiopia Unit) 273 25000011
Mehari Azene Driver (Ethiopia Unit) 273 25000010
Martha Mogus Production Assistant (Ethiopia Unit) 275 25000006
Isabel Hallett Production Assistant (Ethiopia Unit) 275 25000005
Ermias Woldeamlak Production Assistant (Ethiopia Unit) 275 25000007
Ross Aitken Office Runner Runner 120988 25000008
Mesfin Abebe Driver (Ethiopia Unit) 273 25000009
Issago Kaloga Other Translator 120795 26000006
Candice Blonde Other Translator 120795 26000007
Susanna Edjang Other Translator 120795 26000016
Merid Tadesse Other Translator 120795 26000015
Charlotte Haworth Hird Other Translator 120795 26000017
Omar Alasow Other Translator 120795 26000018
Rob Schneiderman Other Translator 120795 26000019
Yoseph Mengistu Other Translator 120795 26000014
Assefa Sumoro Other Translator 120795 26000013
Ormond Uren Other Translator 120795 26000009
Michael Asfaw Other Translator 120795 26000008
Rachel Blain Other Translator 120795 26000010
Atrie Weno Other Translator 120795 26000011
Abdullahi Haji Other Translator 120795 26000012
Ayela Abate Production Assistant (Ethiopia Unit) 275 25000004
Esther Tobin Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Sandra Leeming Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Oistein Thorsen Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Marc Francis Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Nick Francis Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Ben Cole Camera (London) 120798 6000003
Claire Lewis Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Christopher Hird Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Marc Francis Director n/a 2 2000001
Dr. Ernesto Illy Actor n/a 1 1000002
Nick Francis Director n/a 2 2000002
Marc Francis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nick Francis Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nick Adams Colorist n/a 120920 6000004
Hugh Williams Editor n/a 172 7000001
Habtamu Haddis Sound (Ethiopia Unit) 120816 14000003
Sean Clauson Sound (New York) 120816 14000002
Gerard Abeille Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000004
Donna Blackburn Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Finn Aberdein Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Robin Fellows Dubbing Mixer n/a 120923 14000001
Andrew Herwitz Executive (The Film Sales Company) 120806 11000001
Jim Dummett Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Rob Kendall Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Andreas Kapsalis Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Tim Sandusky Score Recording n/a 120840 8000002
Tadesse Meskela Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields. Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price. Against the backdrop of Tadesse's journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world's coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the double dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organisation reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers.