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Season 8, Episode 21 Black Gold

First Aired: April 10, 2007

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.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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