Washington D.C. Premiere
NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE
Courtesy of Nothing Like Chocolate
Directed by: Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Venue: Howard University
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NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE (USA/Grenada/Ivory Coast, 2012, 67 min.)
Welcome by Alfonzye Chisholm Jr., Director, Office of Sustainability, Howard University
Washington, D.C. Premiere From currency to candy, chocolate reflects a rich history of sacred ritual, endorphin highs, hip anti-oxidants, exotic sensuality, high quality luxury and enslaved children. The film tells the compelling story of Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company Cooperative, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise. Also featuring Nelice Stewart, an independent cocoa farmer in Grenada, the documentary shows how the Caribbean island of Grenada has become home to this revolutionary venture. In a world of mass-produced chocolate – often made with cocoa harvested by trafficked child labor – and bean prices that have fueled civil war in Africa, this artisanal small chocolate factory is fast becoming a serious competitor to industrial chocolate. The Grenada Chocolate Factory, a worker-owned cooperative, draws on solar power, employee shareholding and small-scale antique equipment to make delicious, organic, and socially conscious chocolate. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Directed and produced by Kum-Kum Bhavnani.
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