Local Film on Hunger Gets International Acclaim
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Funds Effort to Expose the
WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
A Vermont-made film about hunger in Central American coffee communities
has won recognition from an Italian film festival.
Coffee farmer Justina Pao Espinosa is responsible for feeding her five grandchildren in Aguas Amarillas, near Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Photo by Brian Kimmel. (Photo: Business Wire)
the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands" has won the
Biodiversity Award at Festival delle Terre, a film festival sponsored by
the Italian non-profit, Crocevia. The judges gave the award "for the
sustainable solutions proposed by the film, which enhance the
diversification of cultures..."
"We've been extremely gratified by the response to this film, both
inside and outside the coffee industry," said Rick Peyser, Director of
Social Advocacy and Supply Chain Community Outreach. "Food security in
coffee communities is one of our top priorities, and this film has
helped raise awareness of this vital issue."
"After the Harvest" focuses on the three to eight months of the year
when small-scale coffee farmers in Mexico and Nicaragua are unable to
maintain their normal diet. These are "los meses flacos," or the thin
months, when families make ends meet by eating less, eating less
expensive foods, or borrowing against their future earnings from coffee.
The film explores creative solutions to seasonal hunger such as crop
diversification, grain storage, and family gardens.
Narrated by actress Susan Sarandon, the film was funded by The Coffee
Trust with a grant from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR).
GMCR allocates a portion of its pre-tax profits to socially and
environmentally responsible initiatives.
About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
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Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning
coffees, innovative Keurig® Single Cup brewing technology, and socially
responsible business practices. GMCR supports local and global
communities by offsetting 100 percent of its direct greenhouse gas
emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and donating at least
five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects.
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of Public Relations
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