I’m ready for my close-up: Nick and Marc Francis’ Black Gold

It’s the start of directors month on I’m ready for my close-up and we’re kicking off with a film that’s new and topical…
Alex Fitch interviews Nick and Marc Francis, directors of the feature length documentary Black Gold, which is released in cinemas tomorrow. Nick and Marc talk about the challenges of making the film, their desire to make their film stand out from other films in the genre and reactions from corporations and multi-nationals to their film.
Originally broadcast 10.30 pm, 7th May 2007 (mp3 format, 29.9mb)

Links: The Black Gold website
portafilter.net, a discussion group for coffee enthusiasts
Wikipedia pages on Black Gold , Fair Trade and The World Trade Organization
A glossary of Coffee terminology
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