The Bitter Aftertaste casts huge doubts on the capacity of chocoholics and shopaholics to transform the lives of farmers in the developing world through their super market trolleys. Shot in Ghana and the UK, this hard hitting documentary is sure to stir more than coffee and leave a bitter taste in the mouths of those who espouse Fair Trade as a mechanism for development. The film asks the questions often thought but never asked, does Fair Trade really change anything or just make Western consumers feel good? A must see for many institutions who have made all their products Fair Trade ones, without questioning what is really going on.
This was one of the very early critical documentaries made by WORLDwrite volunteers. It rightly caused a stir and still does. At some point we will re-format to improve the quality of this Hi8 video.