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Fairtrade Film Screening: The Fair Trade

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 - 8:00pm

 

Presented by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group

 

The Fair Trade (2008)

 

Written and directed by Lauralee Farrer

 

The Fair Trade is an innovative documentary film by Burning Heart Productions director Lauralee Farrer recounting the story of successful fair trade entrepreneur Tamara Johnston.

 

Johnston, devastated by the tragic death of her fiancé, makes a bargain with God to postpone suicide in exchange for a meaningful life. She quits her job at Dreamworks, her twin sister Shelby quits her job teaching art history at California State University at Los Angeles, and brother-in-law Steven quits his job at JPL in order to spend their days making soap for their start up fair trade skincare company Anti-Body.

 

Johnston becomes an activist for human rights and social justice causes, but despair over her loss remains unabated for several years. As she nears the deadline of her bargain, a trip to Kenya for Heifer International allows her to visit the fair trade co-op in Togo, Africa, from which Anti-Body buys its organic shea butter. There, she finds a surprising answer to what is required of her in exchange for a sustainable life.

 

 

The night also includes a screening of the short film How Green is Fairtrade?

 

Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group present a screening of The Fair Trade on Tuesday 1st March, 2016. Doors open at 8pm. 

 

Tickets are £5 - available now from SEE Tickets and The Continental's bar (01772 499 425) 
 

 

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