Women's coffee-growing film is no run-of-the-mill business

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UN Office at Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The remarkable story of women transforming their lives by building a coffee company from scratch is the subject of a film by campaigning producer Lesley Chilcott.

Respected for her previous titles including “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting For Superman”, Chilcott’s new film charts how women from a remote village in Costa Rica almost saw their project derailed by “South American machismo”… and not having a clue about coffee.

She explained to Daniel Johnson how the now-successful Asomobi co-operative has inspired women around the world as the film screened at the UN in Geneva, with the help of UN agency International Trade Centre.

Duration: 3’00”