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The Dark Side of Chocolate 2/13/11

What kind of chocolate will you be buying for your Valentine?

Sunday, February 13 at 7:30pm

THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE In Person: Filmmaker U Roberto Romano

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Chocolate Tasting by Roxanne Browning

 

THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE, a shocking documentary that investigates how thousands of children are being purchased from their parents in poverty stricken West Africa for a pittance, or in some cases outright stolen and then enslaved on cocoa farms, will be screened at Cinema Arts Centre’s popular Let’s Eat! Films on Food series, co-presented by Slow Food Huntington on Sunday, February 13 at 7:30pm. Following the film, there will be a discussion with Filmmaker U Roberto Romano and Roxanne Browning, NY’s chocolate sommelier, will lead a mini-chocolate tasting of an Ecuadorian chocolate from a Direct Trade chocolate producer, The Kallari Association.

 

$9 Members / $13 Public (Includes Reception & Chocolate Tasting) Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006. CAC 423 Park Ave, Huntington 631-423-7611  

 

Is the chocolate we eat produced with the use of child labor and trafficked children? Award-winning Danish journalist Miki Mistrati decided to investigate. His hunt for answers brought him and U Roberto Romano to Mali in West Africa, where hidden footage reveals illegal trafficking of small children to the cocoa fields in the neighboring Ivory Coast . Kids as young as seven years old work illegally in the plantations where they face a dangerous job cutting down the cocoa and carrying heavy loads. Some are victims of trafficking and most of the kids are never paid.  Denmark, 2010, 45 min. Click HERE for official website

 

Slow Food  USA offers educational events and activities to promote sustainability and biodiversity and connect farmers, cooks, educators, students and everyone else who cares about their food and the environment. http://www.slowfoodusa.org Visit Slow Food Huntington on Facebook

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