Manrique and the Odyssey of Coffee| 25mins
Director: Annamaria Gallone | Producer: Kenzi Productions
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Italy
Coffee and contradictions abound in Huehuetenango, in Guatemala, a subtropical paradise and living hell for those cultivators enduring the damages caused by civil war, impoverished conditions and the insensitivity of the global market. Manrique Lopez Castillo, young leader of the producers, takes us through the ways in which eight cooperatives with the help of Slow Food are working for change.