The Chocolate Case and El Cacao @ The Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival (Nov. 11)
The Chocolate Case(Netherlands, 2016, 90min) - Follows the incredible journey of three Dutch journalists, who tried to persuade large corporations to end the use of child labour in the chocolate industry. After many relentless and inventive, but ultimately unsuccessful attempts the men decide to take matters into their own hands and create their very own slave-free chocolate.
El Cacao (USA, 2015, 20min) On his farm in the rainforest of Panama, an indigenous cacao farmer reveals hidden inequalities in chocolate production, challenging notions of ethical sourcing, sustainability, and the meaning of Fair Trade.
Camino Chocolate Fountain
Meet Camino's Tom Wilde and enjoy fair-trade organic bananas with Camino's chocolate fountain. Camino is a Canadian brand of fair trade and organic food products, owned by La Siembra Co-operative, based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Established in 1999, La Siembra Co-operative became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America and today works directly with 18 producer co-ops, supporting more than 36,000 family farmers in 9 countries.
Chocolate Maker Showcase
Samples from Belicious (Slocan, BC), Raw Magic (Slocan, BC), Tony's Chocolonely (Belgium)
Camino, Belicious, Kootenay Co-op, Oso Negro, Nelson & District Credit Union, Columbia Basin Trust
Festival Schedule (Nelson)
November 1 (Wed) - Milk (Civic Theatre, 6:30pm)
November 3 (Fri) - Food Coop (Shambhala Performance Hall, 7:00pm)
November 4 (Sat) - An Acquired Taste (Civic Theatre, 3:30pm)
November 4 (Sat) - Craft + Festival Party (Spirit Bar, 6:30pm)
November 9 (Thu) - Bugs (Capitol Theatre, 6:30pm)
November 9 (Thu) - Water & Power: A California Heist (Capitol Theatre, 8:00pm)
November 10 (Fri) - Migrant Dreams (Expressions, 6:30pm and 8:15pm screenings)
November 11* (Sat) - The Chocolate Case and El Cacao (The Front Room, 7:00pm)
*Festival Pass does not include this event
The Front Room (View)
901 Front St
Nelson, BC V1L 4C1