The Chocolate Case w/ El Cacao (Panel Discussion to Follow)
The Chocolate Case
What would you do if the food you were eating was produced by slaves? Could you be arrested? Watch what happens when one team of Dutch journalists decide to look into the who and how of chocolate production, and discover that the answers aren’t quite cut and dry, legally or otherwise.
The Netherlands, 2016, 90 minutes
Director Benthe Forrer
Distributor Tony’s Chocolonely
The idea of chocolate is one of luxury and yet the reality of harvesting it is anything but. Samuel Murillo, a fair trade cocoa farmer shows how the other half lives.
USA, 2015, 20 minutes
Director Michelle Aguilar
Following the screening, The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada conference will host a panel discussing law as a tool in ethical sourcing, transparency, and enabling consumers to gather the information necessary to vote with their wallets. Join the delegates of the Dalhousie-based conference at the screening of The Chocolate Case, a superb film showcasing inequities in international law and thus inspiring a conversation on the ramifications presented by the film to Food Law proponents. Come join the most stimulating conversations that Devour! can provoke as we talk about the Future of Food.