Black Gold

Film: “Black Gold”

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Write an essay. That means, it should have an introduction, body and conclusion.·

Be sure to explain the video and use examples.·

Choose ONE prompt from below. Answer all of the questions in the prompt.·

Conclude with one paragraph that analyzes the film as a medium, its purpose, content and your opinion about its effectiveness.·

Type your answer in 11 or 12-point font, double-spaced.·

It should be about at least three pages long, but write whatever you need to answer the question completely.·

1.Whose responsibility is it to ensure that coffee growers are paid enough to feed, clothe, house, educate and meet the basic medical needs of their families? What responsibility, if any, does the end consumer have? What about retailers or roasters? How about governments or organizations like the WTO, International Monetary Fund and World Bank? Or the farmers, themselves? In your view, which groups are best meeting their responsibilities?

  1. What explanations or justifications have you heard for Ethiopian poverty? How does the film challenge and/or confirm those explanations? What is the cause for Ethiopian poverty, according to the film? Use specific examples and facts from the film (or your extra research).


Last Updated on October 22, 2019

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