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Hugh Jackman: Dukale’s Dream
“Dukale’s Dream is a truly inspiring documentary that uses an everyday product to really send a message…” Eli Ralston, Reel Deal
Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actor. From his turn on Broadway as the 1970’s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the X-MEN franchise, Hugh Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time. In addition to his acting work, Hugh Jackman serves as an ambassador for World Vision Australia. In 1999, he traveled to Ethiopia to visit a community development Project and met a young coffee farmer named Dukale, working to lift his family out of poverty. Inspired by Dukale’s story, Hugh Jackman launched Laughing Man Coffee in 2011 to provide a marketplace for farmers in developing countries to sell their goods to consumers in the U.S.
As part of his ongoing commitment, Hugh Jackman contributes 100% of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation, which he created to support educational programs, community development and social entrepreneurs around the world.
DUKALE’S DREAM a feature length documentary by Josh Rothstein about Hugh Jackman’s unlikely friendship with an Ethiopian coffee farmer named Dukale, who had grown up in poverty and was deprived of an education.
After working on Dukale’s farm, Hugh Jackman realized that something as simple as a cup of coffee could have a profound impact on global poverty. Hugh Jackman was so inspired by what he learned from Dukale that he made a promise to him and his family, sending him on a life-changing journey.
During an interview with Anderson Cooper, Hugh Jackman spoke about his experience in Ethiopia and how it was an all-around awakening experience. Hugh Jackman, an actor most famously known as Wolverine in the X-Men saga, during a trip to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision Australia, along with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, discover the personal trials of a small community of Coffee growers in the Yirgacheffe region.
In the same interview, Hugh Jackman mentions the Paul Newman entrepreneurial Model, which is a new wave of Humanitarian entrepreneurship, and a different way to bring help and to develop poor communities around the world through a more transparent, conscious and sustainable way; under the banner of Fair Trade exchange and transactions.
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