New Film: “A Small Section of the World”

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Patricia Guadalupe writes about A Small Section of the World, a documentary by Leslie Chilcott. The film traces the development of women’s empowerment through the cultivation of coffee in Costa Rica. The film is a documentary by Italian coffee maker Illy, but as Mell from Everything Different explains, it features little branding, adding that “This isn’t just a cynical attempt to expose the film to two markets, either. The talent is there. The director of A Small Section of the World [. . .] won an Oscar for co-producing An Inconvenient Truth, and was given final cut on A Small Section of the World.” Here are excerpts of Guadalupe’s article:

When it’s a story about female empowerment in Costa Rica, it’s more than a movie about a cup of joe, according to Leslie Chilcott, co-producer and director of “A Small Section of the World.” The documentary, which has been…

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