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The Chocolate Farmer ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB554885
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Agriculture, Canadian Social Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Global Issues, Global Studies, Media and Communications, Science, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2010
Running Time:  52
Closed Captions:  Yes


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“Without the land, we will cease to exist.”



In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his 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, this timely and vital film challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress.

 



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