The Peter Angelos Law Center was the place to be in Baltimore Saturday, November 2, 2013 as a documentary was presented. The film, 'The Cola Road' was about the African country of Zambia where one out of five children, under the age of five, is dying from dehydration, the result of diarrhea. Due to the lack of resources, there was no infrastructure in place to get the necessary medicine, oral rehydration salts (ORS), to the villagers.
A non-governmental organization called Cola Life discovered that Coca Cola had found a way to get its products into the most remote areas. Cola Life, in turn, developed a private public partnership with Coca Cola. Cola Life constructed a pouch called a kit yamoyo, in which the ORS was placed. The pouch was then placed over the Coca Cola cart to get the medicine to the villagers.
The showing of the film was sponsored by the Global Affairs and Human Security Student Association (GAHSA) and the School of Public Affairs at the law center.
The main purpose in showing the documentary was to enlighten the American masses in hopes of starting a conversation about what could be done to reach the most remote of underdeveloped villages all over the world, not just in Zambia.
The thirty-six minute film was written and directed by Claire Ward and starred Simon and Jane Berry, Khwezi Magwaza, and Albert Saka.