THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE
$9 Members / $13 Public
(Includes Reception & Chocolate Tasting)
In Person: Filmmaker U Roberto Romano
Following the film, ROXANNE BROWNING, NYs chocolate sommelier,
will lead a mini-chocolate tasting of an Ecuadorian chocolate from
a Direct Trade chocolate producer, The Kallari Association.
Is the chocolate we eat produced with the use of child labor and trafficked children?
Award-winning Danish journalist Miki Mistrati decided to
investigate. His hunt for answers brought him to Mali in West
Africa, where hidden footage reveals illegal trafficking of small
children to the cocoa fields in the neighbouring Ivory Coast.
Kids as young as seven years old work illegally in the plantations
where they face a dangerous job cutting down the cocoa and
carrying heavy loads. Some are victims of trafficking and most of
the kids are without pay. Denmark, 2010, 45 min.
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
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