Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean
Sunday, August 7, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Dir. Curt Fissel. 2010, 40 mins.
Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and intolerance, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers challenged historical and economic hurdles by forming the Delicious Peace Cooperative. The farmers, having partnered with a Fair Trade U.S. roaster, have seen their standard of living improve and peace flourish, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their coffee customers in the United States.
Land of the Pure
Dir. Peter Mallamo. 2010, 33 mins. In Pakistan, amid the rugged Karakoram Mountains, lies an isolated area called Baltistan. For more than 50 years, tourism there flourished as mountaineers flocked to the Karakoram to scale the world’s most challenging peaks, such as K2. Then the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan halted tourism in the area. This film is a journey into the lives of the Balti people and illustrates how events that occur in one place can have a drastic impact on those living half a world away.
Free with Museum admission