Vail Film Festival documentary narrated by Ed O’Neill
April 1, 2011
“Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean” is a 40-minute documentary narrated by actor Ed O’Neill that tells the inspiring story of interfaith Ugandan farmers selling fair trade coffee. As part of the Vail Film Festival, the documentary is showing Saturday at 2:40 p.m., at the Sebastian Hotel, alongside the documentary “Saving Pelican 895.”Living in the wake of collapsed coffee prices and lingering intolerance created by the Idi Amin regime of terror, a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish Ugandan coffee farmers challenged economic and historical hurdles by forming “Delicious Peace Coffee Cooperative” in 2004. The co-op had twin goals: economic development and the building of peaceful interrelationships. Partnering with Thanksgiving Coffee Company, a fair trade U.S. distributor, the farmers’ standards of living are improving, harmony is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their neighbors as well as their coffee customers in the U.S. The film is narrated by Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett in the hit TV series Modern Family).”This co-op puts food in the mouths of kids,” he said regarding his decision to narrated the film. “The documentary can raise awareness about it, which will ensure better food, medicine and education for the farmers.” Thanksgiving Coffee Company’s Mirembe Kawomera “Delicious Peace” dark roast is available for sale online at http://www.thanksgivingcoffee.com. The film can be purchased at http://www.deliciouspeacethemovie.com for home video, educational, public and institutional viewings.Director/cinematographer Curt Fissel has received Emmy nominations, a Cine Golden Eagle, and many journalism awards over his 30-year career.