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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2013, 9:17pm
Subject: Connected by Coffee-- A Documentary

I recently noticed a small story in a local freebie entertainment weekly and thought it may be of interest to others in the Coffeegeek community who may want to lend a hand to help this group, since their efforts can only add to the coffee experience that Coffeegeek is doing now in so many ways for so many of us aficionados of the brown nectar.

Currently incomplete, looking for backers to fund this endeavor.

Click Here (www.kickstarter.com)


I'd certainly like to see them succeed in this production, since it may serve as a tool to help the coffee farming communities to at least maintain, or even advance, their agricultural lifestyle, while they struggle to provide us with the fruits of their labors.  Perhaps the end result could benefit us as quality coffee consumers, as well as the farmers who produce it for us to enjoy.

I have no interest in the group that is behind this project, nor any personal association with them.

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2013, 4:10am
Subject: Re: Connected by Coffee-- A Documentary

Thanks for your support and helping spread the word!

We are so excited about the story we have to tell with the upcoming documentary film, Connected By Coffee. It's a really big story touching upon not only the history of coffee, latin america and the fair trade movement, but also dealing with the contrasts between the past and future, greed and altruism, suffering and joy, hopelessness and hope. Hope is the key word. I find it so inspiring that we live in a world full of people who are working to promote positive change. See below my sign off for Aaron's heart pouring into more detail about the film.....

Our 1000 mile journey across Central America filmed the voices of farmers from four amazing coffee cooperatives. At the SCAA we were able to interview many experts in the world of "Trading Fair" to add to those stories and give more context to the history and movement. We have all footage translated and transcribed, and are deep in the editing room making this thing happen.

Now we're taking the next steps to secure the funding we need to finish the film.  We have a small team of people committed to making this film, including myself, my husband Aaron, and our good friends Sami Grover, Andy Case and Mario Najera. We've launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the remaining funds.  We need to raise an ambitious $30,000 in 30 days by May 10th. It's a fundraising mountain to climb for sure, but I know we can do it!  We are not looking to make money on the film, simply covering costs and ime and getting it out to the world.
Businesses and organizations can also donate to this campaign, and become a sponsor.. getting their logo on the dvd, website, credits, etc at different levels. If you know any individuals or businesses that might be interested in this, please send them our way- thank you!

You could help us take the next step by spreading the word! To share the link to the campaign, you can simply cut and paste this short link: kck.st/16NFsx4.

And here's tweetable blurb:
A film about fair trade coffee farmers and the connection between our daily brew and Latin America's past and future. kck.st/16NFsx4
You can also find this film on twitter or https://www.facebook.com/ConnectedByCoffee
I can send you our official press release if you e-mail me.

All the best, and thanks again!
Chelsea Bay Dennis
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