"Coffee saved me and showed me a bigger picture of life.”
This is a film about the captivating story of Mayra Orellana-Powell, whose vision and determination has made her an incredible leader in her rural mountain village of Honduras and dedicated advocate for their future, a future deeply rooted in coffee. Growing up in the village of Santa Elena, Mayra experienced coffee as a way of life, underlying and represented in community, relationships and gratitude. These cornerstones of life and coffee never left her as she went on to pursue an education and life in the US, and most recently, to start a coffee business, Catracha Coffee Company. The film follows Mayra's journey to starting a small coffee business and her journey back home with several coffee professionals in pursuit of great coffee, the truly great coffee that is calling attention to Honduras, an emerging coffee leader. And ultimately, this story is about the human, relational side of coffee as Mayra connects her two homes across cultures through the bridge of coffee, family, and relationships. Because, coffee is about people.
Learn more about Mayra and even purchase coffee on her website: www.catrachacoffee.com
We are currently making the festival circuit, but there are many independent screenings of the film that give the opportunity to see the film. Follow our Facebook page to keep up with the latest screening, or contact us to find out more. If you're interested in hosting a screening, fill out the contact us form on the Contact page.
Michaan's Theater for film local friends and family premiere
PovertyCure Film Festival in NYC
Santa Elena, Honduras! See photos of full-house screening with 600 in attendance HERE.
Peace Corps Film Event hosted by TPC
New York City Screening hosted by Coffee Fest
Food+Farm Film Festival in San Francisco, CA
Food Craft Institute Screening in Oakland, CA
Michigan Screening hosted by Hillsdale College
Seattle Screening hosted by Seattle Coffee Works
Artis Cafe, Berkeley CA
TWIFF Film Festival, San Jose (AWARD WINNER)
Brno, Czech Republic hosted by Coffee Week
Poznan, Poland hosted by Cafe La Ruina
Portland Screening hosted by Coffee Fest
Amsterdam Screening hosted by FIAN NL
Global Voices Film Festival hosted by the UN Women's SF Chapter (AWARD WINNER)
Brazil Screening hosted by The Slow Film Festival
San Francisco State screening November 2nd, 2016
THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to "The Way Back To Yarasquin" film premiere screening! It was a huge success thanks to our incredible supporters and everyone came out for an amazing evening. Learn more about how the screening went and see the beautiful pictures here.
THE FILM PRODUCTION STUDIO AND DIRECTOR
Twenty Twenty Studios is a full service production studio responsible for the complete production of this film by director and founder Sarah Gerber. Learn more on the website!