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Independent Lens Episode: "Black Gold"

Season 8, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: Mark and Nick Francis' “Black Gold”examines the global coffee industry and the challenges faced by small coffee growers. The film follows Tadesse Meskela, general manager of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union in Ethiopia, as he tries to get major coffee buyers to purchase the product from his growers at a fair price.
Original Air Date: Apr 10, 2007

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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