A Small Section of the World

9 March 2015
ITC News
Can coffee empower women? Join ITC for a film screening at Palais des Nations on Monday 16 March to find out.

How many hands touch your morning coffee before you? How many of those hands are those of women?

As part of its extended celebration of International Women’s Day, the International Trade Centre will on Monday 16 March host a special screening of A Small Section of the World at the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Speakers at the event include the film’s director, Leslie Chilcott, Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Andrea Illy, Chairman and CEO of Illy Coffee, and Josiane Cotrim, Founder Member, International Women’s Coffee Alliance Brazil.

Coffee revolution

A Small Section of the World is a documentary film that tells the inspirational story about a group of women from a remote farming region of Costa Rica whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee growing world.

After a crisis, the men of the village left in search of work and the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community by building their own coffee mill. They are the first women’s run micro-mill in their country.

The film follows the impact of this remarkable story of perseverance as it touches lives around the globe and shows how these resourceful women overcame adversity to change the culture within their small section of the world. A story of passion and tenacity, A Small Section of the World is about women’s empowerment, the risky business of coffee and how a cup of coffee can transform lives.

Inspired by the story, multi-Grammy winner and the best-selling female rock performer of all time, Alanis Morissette contributed an original anthem to the film, co-written with Costa Rican artist and Grammy winner Carlos Tapado Vargas.

Learn more about the screening of A Small Section of the World.

Register on the OWIT website to reserve a seat (mandatory)