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Author Laurvig, Júrgen

Title Coffee break! / directed by Júrgen Laurvig and Bent Erik Krúyer
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (28 min.)
Series Global business and economics in video
Summary Next to oil, coffee is the most important commodity in the world. Millions of cups are consumed daily around the world. Yet few people know anything about the cost of the product in human and environmental terms. This documentary was filmed during the coffee harvest on a farm near the border between Nicaragua and Honduras. Here the conditions are almost feudal. The work starts at 12:30 at night and continues until six the next evening. On a good day, the best of the pickers can earn up to three dollars, but most of the women and children earn half that much. Children as young as eight are out in the fields to add to their family's income. In addition to the back breaking labor, the workers are exposed to pesticides that are harmful both to themselves and the environment. Even though coffee prices go higher and higher, it does not change the conditions of the farm workers in their marginal existence
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Coffee plantation workers -- Nicaragua.
Coffee -- Harvesting -- Nicaragua.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Krúyer, Bent Erik
ISBN 9781503406940