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The Strength of the Indigenous People of Mut Vitz: Producing Fair Trade Organic Coffee in the Highlands of Chiapas

27 minutes
HD9199 .M63 C5 2000

"The Strength of the Indigenous People of Mut Vitz" is a look at the lives and work of the organic coffee producers of the Mut Vitz Cooperative in the Highlands of Chiapas. The Mut Vitz Cooperative has more than 1,000 members and has only been producing organic coffee for the last four years. The video was produced by these same coffee producers who also happen to be videomakers. They show us how the community works together collectively in coffee production, all of the important steps in the process of organic coffee cultivation, the problems they face in the processing of their coffee for the market and the achievements they have made using the Fair Trade model of distribution.

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