Wax & Gold
In “Wax & Gold,” director Britton Caillouette of Farm League, uses the country’s rich tradition of music to contextualize the shared histories and traditions of the people, the culture, and their most famous beverage.
Shot on multiple film formats and using a tapestry of sounds, Caillouette weaves together these expressive elements with interviews from luminaries including Ethio-jazz icon Mulatu Astatke and coffee producer Haile Gebre from Ethiopia’s Mordecofe to create an immersive non-fiction experience. The film, like the country, is vast and textured and full of surprises. Each scene stands on its own, but collectively, the contrasting ideas build a fuller, richer and more honest portrait of Ethiopia.