I imagine this project to become very large scale… with a registry of “Angels” ready to descend on those who need help. Check out our website, sign up on our newsletter list, and watch us grow! This is how a viral movement starts - one step at a time!! AngelsDescended.org
Never limit the vision you have for your life based on your current circumstances or competencies. I found this picture of me back when I was bankrupt, having lost it all trying to figure out how to share my message with the world, sitting in my girlfriend’s apartment where I had moved because…
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A feature-length documentary about the specialty coffee industry.
Directed by Brandon Loper
Executive Producer, Dalia Burde
Produced by Dalia Burde and Brandon Loper
Edited by Carter Gunn
Original Music by Brian Hall//Marmoset Music
Connected By Coffee is an inspiring and thought-provoking look into the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink.
Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry, yet most coffee farmers live in poverty.
Connected by Coffee follows two North American coffee roasters on a 1,000-mile journey across Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua to listen to the stories of the people who grow their coffee. On the way they meet with soldiers who have become growers, powerful women who are controlling thier own destinies and countless farmers joining together to form cooperatives.
We’ll witness how coffee is changing from a tool of oppression into a tool for empowerment, and how it is transforming small-scale growing communities across the world. And we’ll see the indomitable spirit of people who are determined to live joyfully in the face of economic, social, and environmental challenges.
As ethical consumer practices like fair trade grow, questions arise about how fair they really are amidst the historical injustices of global politics and international trade. Connected By Coffee confronts these questions and motivates consumers to make a difference.
Throughout the journey we learn how every cup of coffee we drink connects us in a very real way to the people who produce it.
5% of all proceeds directly to the 4 coffee cooperatives featured in this film towards COFFEE RUST relief. “La Roya”: a fungus that causes significant damage to coffee plants. It strips them of their leaves, leaving them without nutrients, and ultimately inhibits them from bearing fruit.
Celebrity endorsements of events – especially in a saturated market like LA is rare – which is why we leveraged an appearance by Giuliana & Bill Rancic at the Hollywood Wilshire YMCA to create a promo spot for our Ketchum-Downtown YMCA’s Stair Climb for Los Angeles. With script and cameraman in tow, we just needed the green light from Giuliana & Bill. Thanks to a great cause, persuasive ask, and the obligatory “my people know your people,” we got them to say, “Yes!”
Actresses Vanessa Marano (“Switched at Birth”/ABC Family) and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”/Disney) encourage the community to support Ketchum-Downtown YMCA’s Stair Climb for Los Angeles.