Taste the World this Saturday at St. James Cavalier

This year’s edition of the Taste the World fair trade festival will be held on Saturday, 9th December between 10.00am and 10.00pm at St. James Cavalier in Valletta. Fair trade products, ranging from foodstuffs, handicrafts and clothes, to musical instruments and CDs of world music will be on sale throughout the day from stalls manned by the volunteers that run the fair trade shop L-Arka.

The highlights of this year’s festival are a seminar on the cotton industry between 10.00am and 1.00pm, including the screening of a documentary film on the situation of garment workers in Cambodia, and a concert starting at 8.00pm featuring violinist Simon Vella, oud player Walid from Sudan, and African music and dance. Entrance to all events is free of charge.

Seminar 10.00am 1.00pm - Caught in a Dirty Business

The Take this Friday at St. James Cavalier

 This Friday, 8th December, Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust will be showing the film The Take in the cinema at St. James Cavalier in Valletta at 6.30pm. The Take (2004), which the New York Times commends as “a stirring, idealistic documentary,” tells the captivating true story of thirty unemployed auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires who walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.

This event on Friday is related to the theme of this year’s fifth edition of the Taste the World fair trade festival to be held this Saturday between 10.00am and 10.00pm at St. James Cavalier. Entrance to the film is free. However, a small donation to cover expenses will be appreciated.

The film follows Argentina’s radical new movement of occupied businesses: groups of workers who are claiming the country’s bankrupt workplaces and running them without bosses.

The Take won the Documentary Award in the annual AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and was nominated for various other awards. According to The Los Angeles Times, “Set in a time of national economic disaster, The Take is a stirring story of workers organizing… a suspenseful and cautionary tale documenting the consequences of globalization… universal in its implications.”

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