As people arrived for this event at Halton Mill, near Lancaster, slides showing Fairtrade projects were displayed. A local representative from Shared Interest held a stall with information about how to invest in a fairer world. There was a display of posters and information relating to the Fairtrade Fortnight chocolate theme.
A short film preceded “Dirty Gold War”: a challenging Swiss documentary about gold and the reality that lies beneath a sacred metal associated with love and celebrations. This film reveals important issues about a gold rush that is continuing in the 21st century, in silence and indifference, regardless of the interests of indigenous peoples and of our planet.
During refreshments questions such as the availability of Fairtrade gold in the district were addressed while the importance of buying Fairtrade whenever possible was appreciated.