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    lalita — 4 years ago

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    Its time to take a stance against child labour in cocoa. This holidey season we're doing something tangible. When we screened the documentary ‘Semisweet;Life in Chocolate’ in Toronto recently, a number of people came up to me and said, “I had no idea that chocolate had a dark side. I didn't know that unfair child labour practices still exist in cocoa plantations in West Africa.” There are reportedly over 15,000 children who continue to work in cocoa plantations in Cote D’Ivoire, where 65% of the world's cocoa comes from. As a filmmaker my role is to build awareness but now we're moving to action. I'm delighted to enter into a partnership with World Vision Canada's fund that supports to end child labour. You too can join and make your contribution to this worthy cause. Make A Pledge Today!

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Choco-locate in the Media

Choco-locate in Ontario Business Report

When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

  • Listen to Director Michael Allcock speak about the film on 570 News Kitchener Waterloo click here.

  • Check out Ron and Nadine being interviewed live on Moose FM 93.5 Radio

  • Tune in live on June 6th to Haliburton Radio (Canoe 100.9 FM)

  • Tune in live on June 8th to the CBC's Lang/O'leary show

Semisweet in the Press

Semisweet in the Globe and Mail

Michael

'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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