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. The film captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is dramatically changing around them. A lament for cultures lost, The Chocolate Farmer challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress.

Directed by Rohan Fernando. Produced by Annette Clarke.

 

Chocolate Farmer, The

2010 CA 72mins
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary, Watch Now
Topic: Global Perspectives, Latin American Program, Sustainable Living

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