'The Coca-Cola Case'
Durham Lumières, screens the powerful documentary 'Coca-Cola Case'. Informal post-film discussion and conversation.
Since 2002, more than 470 workers' leaders in Columbia have been killed, usually by paramilitaries hired by private companies intent on crushing the unions. Among these brands is the poster boy for American business: Coca-Cola.
The film follows follow U.S. lawyers Daniel Kovalik and Terry Collingsworth, as well as activist Ray Rogers in a legal game of cat and mouse. The lawyers filed several cases at the U.S. federal court against Cola-Cola for murder, abduction and torture committed in Colombia and Guatemala. Thanks to activist Ray Rogers, they also attacked the brand image of the Atlanta-based giant, with the devastating Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, causing dozens of U.S. colleges and universities to remove Coke products from campuses.
The issues brought up by these films will act as a springboard for wider discussion, including on human rights and international law.
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