The initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) and czech filmmaker Hedvika Michnová invite you to an exclusive online documentary premiere of ‘It’s Bean Too Hot’, followed by a Meet & Greet Event hosted by the filmmaker herself and program manager of c&c, Stefan Ruge on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 3 p.m. CEST (Hamburg Time).
Part 1: Watch the documentary premiere of “It’s Bean Too Hot” on YouTube at 3 p.m. CEST.
Michnová, a recent graduate of Falmouth University, dived deep into coffee-producing communities in Tanzania and Costa Rica to meet smallholder families who are striving to keep coffee farming alive. “It’s Bean Too Hot”, tells the story of coffee heroes – smallholder farmers who are fighting climate change every day to save their livelihoods and your daily cup of coffee.
The 30-minute documentary film, currently a finalist of the Jackson Wild Media Awards 2021, takes us to fully carbon-neutral farms, explores climate-smart agricultural practices being used to adapt to climate change and protect biodiversity, and finds out what drives smallholder families to continue producing coffee. Let’s accompany her as she finds answers on how coffee farming can succeed as a family business, how to promote women’s participation, and what the role of the consumer is.
I have seen farmers make progress and increase their productivity. This was possible once they changed their way of living, started to share responsibilities and began collaborating as a family in farming.