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Political Cinema - Chocolate of Peace

 

Date:

Monday 22 January 2018, 6:30pm

Location:

Arts 01.02, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Event Category:

Film screenings and exhibitions

Ticket Price:

Free

Monday 22 January, 6.30pm

Political Cinema - Chocolate of Peace

Gwen Burnyeat and Pablo Mejía Trujillo

Arts 01.02, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Free

'Chocolate of Peace' depicts the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó’s experiences of resistance, via a journey through their processes of organic chocolate production. From the seed to the product, the cacao is the narrative thread that takes us through the Community’s stories of violence and resilience, and their fight to remain neutral in the face of the Colombian armed conflict.

This film offers a panorama of hope, proof that despite great difficulties it is possible to sow peace through human and economic relationships. It invites us to rethink our relationship with food, to value the efforts of those who produce it, and to build bridges between the victims of the armed conflict and other sectors of global civil society.

Screening and discussion about political film, hosted by UEA’s Language and Communications department

Email hazel.marsh@uea.ac.uk