The Chocolate Farmer

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The Chocolate Farmer

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The Chocolate Farmer

Release Date: May 05, 2011

Year    :   2011
Slogan    :   «All the knowledge that they teach us, we cannot eat it.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   ONF | NFB
Director    :   Rohan Fernando
Producers    :   Annette Clarke
Writers    :   Rohan Fernando
RunTime    :   70 mins.

For ancient Mayans, cocoa was as good as gold. For subsistence farmer Eladio Pop, his cocoa crops are the only riches he has to support his wife and 15 children. As he wields his machete with ease, slicing a path to his cocoa trees, the small jungle plot he cultivates in southern Belize remains pristine and wild. His dreams for his children to inherit the land and the traditions of their Mayan ancestors present a familiar challenge. The kids feel their father's philosophies don't fit into a global economy, so they're charting their own course. Rohan Fernando's direction tenderly displays a generational shift, causalities of progress in modern times and a man valiantly protecting an endangered culture. Breathtaking vistas of lush rainforests contrast with the urban dystopia that pulled Pop’s children away from him. Will one child return to carry on a waning way of life


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