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The Resource Victims of cheap coffee, produced by YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Co. ; directed by Pertti Pesonen, (electronic resource)

Victims of cheap coffee, produced by YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Co. ; directed by Pertti Pesonen, (electronic resource)

Label
Victims of cheap coffee
Title
Victims of cheap coffee
Statement of responsibility
produced by YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Co. ; directed by Pertti Pesonen
Creator
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Summary
Collapsing prices on the world coffee market have thrown millions of growers around the world into poverty. The price farmers receive for coffee is at its lowest in over thirty years. Coffee plantation owners are bankrupt and the workers are starving. Filmed in Nicaragua and Vietnam, the film describes the human consequences that the collapse of coffee prices has caused in producer countries. Among the poorest countries in Latin America, Nicaragua is more dependent on coffee production than other South American countries. Rosa Maria Mendez buried her six-year-old son, who had died of starvation. "We have nothing left but to wait for death," she says as she looks after her five surviving children. Vietnam, one of the few remaining socialist countries, began to take steps toward a market economy in the 1990s. Advised by the IMF and the World Bank to focus on crops for export, they switched from rice to coffee. In ten years Vietnam became the second largest coffee producer, after Brazil, leading to an international oversupply. The price dropped and 700,000 coffee farmers of Vietnam were impoverished. Multinational companies have profited because coffee is so cheap. The crisis is worldwide: the International Coffee Organization says that the price crash has pushed over 25 million people into poverty as farmers who used to grow food now sell coffee
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Award of Merit, Latin American Studies Association 2004
  • Global Visions Film Festival, Edmonton, 2004
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pesonen, Pertti
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in Vietnamese and Spanish with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yleisradio Oy
Runtime
51
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coffee growers
  • Coffee growers
  • Coffee industry
  • Coffee industry
  • Coffee plantation workers
  • ntation workers
Target audience
general
Label
Victims of cheap coffee, produced by YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Co. ; directed by Pertti Pesonen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1655050
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655050/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407480
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407480
  • (OCoLC)747799418
Video recording format
other
Label
Victims of cheap coffee, produced by YLE - Finnish Broadcasting Co. ; directed by Pertti Pesonen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1655050
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655050/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407480
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407480
  • (OCoLC)747799418
Video recording format
other

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