Contained within are familiar tales of worldwide exploration and exploitation of so-called 3rd world countries and marginalized groups by global industrial powers, all in the name of profit.
Whether it’s oil, diamonds, coltan, or, in this case, chocolate!
Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Nothing Like Chocolate seeks solutions to the problems of a ravaged global chocolate industry, asking the question, how can we have chocolate that is ethical and delicious?
The film will make its world premiere later this month at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, amongst a strong lineup of other titles – feature narratives, docs, shorts, animation.
Here’s a 9-minute preview of the film provided by director Bhavnani: