The Dark Side of Chocolate (2010)


Just in time for Easter, check out this 2010 documentary The Dark Side of Chocolate, directed by Danish journalist Miki Mistrati. Following an international pledge to end the child trafficking and exploitation integral to the cocoa industry in the Ivory Coast, Mistrati investigates the situation 10 years after the initial pledge was made. Speaking to local activists, farmers, social workers, chocolate industry leaders as well as some of the children themselves, the documentary sheds even more light on contemporary Western abuses of African resources and labour, as well as the importance of consumers truly understanding where their luxury items have come from. Watch the full documentary below before you crack open that Easter egg this year.


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