The Bitter Taste of Tea has won a n special mention prize in the category awarded by Bioversity International at the 7th edition of International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity that was hold in Rome from 20 to 23 May 2010. Congratulations!
The jury of the 7th International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity was composed by:
Andrea D’Ambrosio (film director and president of the jury)
Giancarla Del Mese (film director)
Davide Marengo; (film director)
Michele Bozzano (representative of Bioverstiy International)
Michele Conforti; (film director)
This is the motivation of the jury:
THE BITTER TASTE OF TEA: a strong documentary that has a capacity to show with great
rigity and without hypocrisy the conditions in which workers of the tea plantations of Bangladesh
are being exploited. The film has an advantage of showing the real face of “fair” trade, where
everything just seems to be clear and ethical and in fact is not. In fact, these companies and
plantations are the places where, just like in “traditional trade”, people are exploited. The film talks
a dry, rigid language that makes it a reportage of a strong emotional impact.