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Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Bitter Aftertaste

Congratulations to Philip Thompson, director of The Bitter Aftertaste. His movie was selected for screening at the Raindance film festival at the UDC-Cineworld on Shaftesbury Avenue in London at 12.15pm on Sunday 9th October 2005. Based on the rough cut, I said that The Bitter Aftertaste provides: “Compelling and extraordinary insights from a timely use of objective investigation and documentary techniques to convey hidden truths." My remarks found their way onto the press release for the film.

The finished film, despite some of the uneven sound recording that only becomes apparent on the big screen, was even better. Here’s the director’s summary:

“A first film by Philip Thompson and one of WORLDwrite’s young volunteer film crews, The Bitter Aftertaste casts huge doubts on the capacity of chocoholics and shopaholics to transform the lives of farmers in the developing world through their supermarket trolleys. Shot in Ghana and the UK this hard-hitting documentary is sure to stir more than coffee and leave a bitter taste in the mouths of those who espouse fair trade as a mechanism for development. The film asks the questions often thought but never asked, does fair trade really change anything or just make Western consumers feel good? A must-see for everyone who believes the developing world deserves better.”

Further information, interviews with the film maker and reviews can go through this link . All in all, a job well done.

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Blogger Siel said...

Any idea when those of us in the US will be able to see this?

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