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Dark Side of Chocolate, The

Synopsis
Children eat chocolate every day of the year. They enjoy the delicious taste of cocoa, which originated in Africa. But behind the production of their delicious treats, there is another taste altogether: the taste of child abusers and child slavery. This programme brings the chocolate makers to book, and confronts them with visual evidence. It reveals the conditions under which the apparently innocuous chocolate bar is produced, and thereafter follows the cocoa beans’ route from the plantation to the chocolate bar in Germany. In the process, those responsible are held accountable. The Dark Side of Chocolate is an investigative documentary that reveals for the first time on film the hideous truth behind the manufacturing of German and international chocolate. (46 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Denmark
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Agriculture; Business studies; Economics
Keywords
child labour; chocolate manufacture; food production and distribution; multinational corporations

Online availability

URI
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/4809/The-Dark-Side-of-Chocolate
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Miki Mistrati; Roberto Romano
Producer
Helle Faber

Distributor

Name

Culture Unplugged

Email
contact@cultureunplugged.com
Web
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