The Chocolate Farmer

 

   Without the land, we will cease to exist.”

 

 

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In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his organic plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors, as a steward of the land. A tender and moving family tale, director Rohan Fernando’s lush cinematic journey intimately captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is suddenly and dramatically changing. A lament for cultures lost, and a plea for sanity and sustainability, this timely and vital film challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress.

 

Directed by: Rohan Fernando

Producer: Annette Clarke

Editor: Hannele Halm

Cinematography: Rohan Fernando, Paul Cowan

Music: Asif Illyas

Sound: Aram Kouyoumdjian

Executive Producer: Kent Martin

 

Watch Film: http://www.nfb.ca/film/chocolate_farmer/

 

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