FILM | Nothing Like Chocolate21.9.12
|Wrapping chocolate bars. Image source: The Grenada Chocolate Company|
Chocolate. There's nothing like it. Deliciously sweet and punishingly bitter, the perfect pick me up and a devilish treat. Nothing illustrates chocolate's delectable dicotomy like Kum-Kum Bhavnani's documentary Nothing Like Chocolate. At once enraging and utterly inspiring it tells the compelling stories of activist chocolate maker Mott Green, founder of The Grenada Chocolate Company Cooperative, and independent cocoa farmer, mother of seven, and all-round superwoman Nelice Stewart. Both stories offer an uplifting antidote to the harsh reality of cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire where enslaved child labourers, a symptom of corporate greed and low cocoa bean prices, often work to bring cheap chocolate to our supermarkets. Click below to read more and watch the trailer.
I went to see this last night as part of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and was lucky enough to meet both Mott and Nelice. The film is brilliant and if you're in Tobago it is showing again on these dates:
Fri 28 Sept, 5.30pm, MovieTowne Tobago and Sun 30 Sept, 3.00pm, MovieTowne Tobago
To find out more about the film click here.
There was far too much cool stuff happening over in Grenada for me to document here so to find out more about The Grenada Chocolate Company click here.
|Nelice and Mott|
|Mott and I at the Caribbean premier|