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About the Movie
Hugh Jackman (X-MEN’s “Wolverine”) flies to Ethiopia as part of World Vision’s initiative to bring attention to their success in raising people out of poverty. Hugh spends an entire day in the fields with a coffee grower named Dukale who is working hard to lift his family out of poverty. Spending time on Dukale's farm, Hugh learned first-hand about the value of fair trade coffee. Upon returning to New York, Hugh was invited to speak at UN Climate Week where he made an impassioned plea to world leaders to provide support for farmers like Dukale, noting something as simple as a cup of coffee had the power to reduce global poverty. Hugh was so inspired by Dukale, he launched Laughing Man Coffee, trading directly with the growers and donating 100% of the profit to support community development programs and social entrepreneurs around the world.1
I'm a fan of Hugh Jackman's, but I didn't know what to expect before watching this movie. But boy was I more impressed with Hugh then I ever have been. The movie follows him during a visit to Ethiopia on a humanitarian tour to opening a coffee company in NYC. He was inspired by the plight of one farmer in Ethiopia and through their friendship decided to do something constructive with his fame. While it may seem like actors just drop in to charities and then leave, it seems from this movie that Hugh made a big commitment to the cause. I also saw this movie with my 11-year old son and it was a great teaching tool. After the movie we discussed the issues and now he always asks me if my coffee is "fair trade." I highly recommend!
Dukale's Dream was a wonderful movie. The relationship between Dukale & Hugh Jackman was spontaneous and heartwarming. The potential for positive change through Dukale's coffee growing & Hugh Jackman's desire to help him is an example of how each one of us can make a difference. I loved and recommend Dukale's Dream.
Reap what you sow!
Dukale's Dream will wake you up! This is a beautiful, inspiring story! This film allows us a glimpse into the crazy background magic happening in all our lives- those seemingly unknown positive forces that are at work and building up as we struggle and think nothing will come of our efforts to bring about needed change. This is truly a feel good message for those who are out there persevering. Indeed, you never know what you are gonna wake up to. Love it!