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Chocolate Farmer, The

Synopsis
An unspoiled corner of southern Belize, where cocoa farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. The film captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is dramatically changing around them. A lament for cultures lost, the documentary challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress. (70 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Canada
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Agriculture; Anthropology; Development studies; Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
agricultural development; cocoa farming; environmental issues; ethnography; Maya; tradition; Belize

Online availability

URI
http://www.nfb.ca/film/chocolate_farmer_trailer/download/?ec=en20120329
Price
CAD$14.95 (HD) $9.95 (SD)
Delivery
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Credits

Director
Rohan Fernando

Production Company

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Web
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Notes
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has an international reputation for producing social issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and innovative digital content, with a unique Canadian perspective. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards. The website gives details of the complete collection of NFB films. For personal viewing, films are streamed for free at http://www.nfb.ca/ or can be delivered to your i-Phone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry Playbook. Educational institutions can subscribe for online delivery and DVDs for sale are listed in the online store section of the website. Purchasers outside of the USA and Canada will need to check availability and pricing.

Distributor

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Contact
Penny Rampado (Sales & Market Development Manager)
Email
p.rampado@bfb.ca
Web
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Phone
+1 514 496 3952
Address
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road
Montreal
Quebec
H4N 2N4
Canada

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