Gray weather and cold temperatures are a wonderful occasion for a little movie marathon with chocolate!
This gray weather is wonderful for curling up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and watching a movie. Instead of love, thriller & crime, how about a film about chocolate and the structures behind chocolate production this weekend? In this article, we would like to share three films that deal with the structures, the people and the companies involved in chocolate production and show you what fair and sustainable chocolate production actually means.
Chocolate has always been produced in the global North. Hendrik wanted to change that by building a chocolate factory in Ghana: We accompany the fairafric founder on his journey and explore with him the question of why chocolate is almost never produced in the countries of origin of cocoa. We join an organic cocoa farmer in her everyday life, get exclusive insights into the pioneering work of Ghanaian chocolate production, experience what fair value creation means for everyone involved, and learn about the challenges facing the young company fairafric.
This film by documentary filmmaker Miki Mistrato explores the links between human trafficking, child labor and the global chocolate industry. The viewers get a detailed insight into the production of chocolate and the conditions under which it is produced.
Dirty Chocolate II
The film Dirty Chocolate II is the continuation of the documentary by Miki Mistrati. After the first part, Dirty Chocolate 2010, the chocolate industry promised to take stronger action against child labor with aid projects in the respective regions. This time he wants to visit the aid projects of the multinationals and document what is behind the promises of the companies and whether these aid projects changed anything in the lives of the chocolate producers.