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Delphis to take HDTV doc 'Black Coffee' to Mip TV

MUMBAI: Delphis Films (formerly FRV Media International) has announced that it is offering Black Coffee, a new $2 million HDTV three-hour documentary on the social and cultural history of coffee.

It will make this documentary available for buyers at the international television event MipTV in April.

Delphis Films has the worldwide distribution rights to this bitter-sweet look at the coffee bean and its dominant force in shaping the economic and social structures of entire nations.

Delphis Films VP distribution Xiaojuan Zhou says, "Coffee represents the second-most-traded legal commodity in the world, after oil. The project took five years from its concept to completion. Shot in HD in 10 countries by an award-winning crew, Black Coffee has a strong universal appeal. Black Coffee premiered on TVO in Canada to record numbers and rave reviews. We are delighted to be offering it ."

Black Coffee provides a portrait of the brew that was instrumental in promoting romance or revolution. The series also sheds light on a human rights and ecological record that remains tenuous at best, and links the morning ritual to the rise in café culture as well as the Fair Trade movement¹s efforts to guarantee small growers a decent price.

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