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Meaningful Movies-February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Shady Chocolate Business
Jubilee Hall, Our Lady of the Lake Church
8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle
Shady Chocolate Business (45 min, 2012) is a documentary film about child slavery on the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, about the multinationals in the chocolate industry that benefit from inexpensive cocoa beans, and about good-practices certification agencies that provide their seal of approval to some chocolate products. Some 800,000 children are estimated to work the cocoa supply chain. The documentary quotes an industry spokesperson who “asserts that the world’s biggest companies spend millions of dollars helping the children on the plantations to better lives–that more than 40 programs of education, the building of schools, hospital construction etc. are in operation in the Ivory Coast. But is this true? [spl.org catalogue].” Shady Chocolate Business will be paired, if license permission is granted, with a CNN documentary called Cocoa-nomics (25 min, 2014), a report from their worthwhile anti-slavery documentary series “CNN Freedom Project.” Valentines Day is coming up. Chocolate and now its sourcing should be on our minds.
Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.
More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org/
Sponsored by the Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition