Finalist of the 2016 Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award!

On his farm in the rainforest of Panama’s Bocas del Toro, an indigenous cacao farmer reveals hidden inequalities in chocolate production, challenging notions of ethical sourcing, sustainability, the meaning of “Fair Trade,” and the geopolitics of luxury. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)


Directed and produced by Michelle Aguilar.

El Cacao

2015 PA, US 19 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Short
Topic: Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living