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No Single Origin

Directed by Francisco Alcala
Produced by Patti Bartelstein

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Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Human Rights, and Portrait
Synopsis

The coffee industry sits at the center of American life and the café is a hub that brings people together.

No Single Origin is an award-winning short documentary film by HOME Storytellers that follows Tennessee native, Doug Hewitt, founder of 1951 Coffee Company, as he turns to the coffee industry to build a launchpad that supports refugees starting a new life in the U.S.. Three graduates from 1951 Coffee’s Barista Training Program share their experiences. A profound friendship unfolds when the four stories converge, highlighting the importance of human connection, community driven support, education, and integration.

This film was created to raise awareness on the challenges refugees face in early resettlement and bring support to initiatives like 1951 Coffee Company who is not only providing refugees with barista trainings and job opportunities but is also making their cafes a loving and supporting home for newcomers.

Stage
finished
Running time
19 minutes

Credits

  • Francisco Alcala ... Director
  • Alejandra Alcala ... Director
  • Patti Bartelstein ... Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
HOME Storytellers
Country
United States
Years of Production
2020
Locations
Oakland/San Francisco/Vancouver
Prod. Partners
1951 Coffee Company

Distribution Details

Release year
2020
Festivals
Best Sorts Competition, Justice Film Festival, Global Shorts, San Francisco Independent Film Festival, The Taste Awards, The ImpactDocs Awards, Shorted, Dubai Independent Film Festival
Awards
Best Shorts Competition Award Winner, Global Shorts Award Winner, The Taste Awards Finalist, The ImpactDocs Awards Award Winner, Dubai Independent Film Festival Finalist
Language
English

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