Public Screening of Groundbreaking Documentary Set for October 27

October 19, 2016

DENVER — A public screening is set for Thursday, Oct. 27, of the interactive documentary “The Mouths That Eat from Tea,” a film that explores economic and social justice questions about one of the world’s leading tea industries.

Produced by Stories Without Borders in partnership with VERSE.com — an innovative, interactive video platform — and M.D. Kinoti, associate professor of nonprofit management, the documentary delves into the complicated situation facing more than 500,000 small tea farmers. While Kenya is the largest exporter of black tea in the world, many of the farmers who contribute to this huge industry aren’t benefitting from the profits. For Kinoti, this concern is personal. He grew up on a subsistence tea farm and felt firsthand the long legacy of the country’s colonial tea history. 

The free showing begins at 6:00 p.m. and a discussion will follow. The event will be held in the Mountain View Room of Peter Claver Hall on Regis University’s Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.