“Parallel Lives”

This short film profiles Monserrat Hernandez of Terrazu, Costa Rica and Lena McKnight of Harlem, New York – two young women whose lives were positively influenced by Starbucks. George Riddell created the film for the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle, Washington. While we hear the voices of both women, we never see them. At the film’s conclusion, Starbucks executives introduced Monserrat and Lena, who had been flown in for the meeting, and they took the stage and answered questions from the audience.