Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean
Narrated by Ed O’Neill
10 May 2010
Contact: Ellen Friedland
(Montclair, NJ): Living in the wake of collapsed coffee prices and lingering intolerance created by the Idi Amin regime of terror, a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish Ugandan coffee farmers challenged economic and historical hurdles by forming “Delicious Peace Coffee Cooperative” in 2004. The co-op had twin goals: economic development and the building of peaceful interrelationships. Partnering the next year with a Fair Trade US buyer, the standard of living of the farmers is improving, harmony is flourishing, and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their neighbors as well as their coffee customers in the US.
Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean is a 40-minute documentary narrated by actor Ed O’Neill that tells the farmers’ uplifting and inspiring story. The premiere theatrical screening was held at the IFC theater in New York in June 2010, and the documentary is currently circulating at film festivals around the world. Delicious Peace won “Best Documentary” at the Bronzeville Film Festival in Chicago in June 2010.
The documentary was produced by nonprofit multimedia company JEMGLO in Montclair, NJ, Since its founding in December 1996, JEMGLO has produced six documentaries, all of which have been broadcast on PBS channels across the US and screened worldwide, garnering numerous awards. Director / cinematographer / editor Curt Fissel has received Emmy nominations, a Cine Golden Eagle, and many journalism awards over his 30-year career. Producer/writer Ellen Friedland also produced, wrote and researched six award-winning documentaries widely distributed to PBS stations and screened at worldwide events. Narrator Ed O’Neill plays Jay Pritchett in the popular current TV series Modern Family. He also played the iconic Al Bundy in Married With Children for ten years and has starred in countless TV shows, movies, and theater productions.