Film: “THE CHOCOLATE WAR” │ FREE ENTRY
This investigative documentary film by Miki Mistrati casts the viewer into a courtroom drama of one lawyer's struggle against the multi-billion dollar Cocoa industry. This film aims to direct our attention towards a systemic slavery that overshadows West Africa.
Film starts: 18.30
Having delved into the brutal disregard for human rights present in the cocoa industry, student Mirjam Hagmann aims to incorporate this documentary, its themes and creators into her thesis research at Lund University. For our benefit, she has purchased the rights for a one-off film screening here at Inkonst. Her aim is to leverage awareness of this breathtaking documentary and in doing so has awarded us all free entry for the evening.
One man’s fight against a billion-dollar industry of chocolate-giants who ruthlessly exploit illegal child labor in their production. Investigations in cocoa plantations meets intense courtroom drama.
Twenty years ago, the world’s biggest cocoa producers signed an agreement to end child slavery. Since then, the appalling abuse has only got worse. US lawyer Terry Collingsworth is working hard to bring the chocolate giants to justice and has dedicated his life to the abolition of slavery and human trafficking, and to fighting the food giants and their army of lawyers. Collingsworth is trying to convict Nestlé and Cargill of systematically exploiting children in Ivory Coast cocoa production.
And now the case has finally reached the US Supreme Court. To prepare for the trial, Terry Collingsworth will gather more evidence. In Mali, he meets his six key witnesses before travelling on to Ivory Coast’s cocoa plantations, where a centre for the rehabilitation of enslaved children turns out to be as fake and empty as a movie set, supported by governments and NGOs, but unused and with no children in sight. All in the quest to keep the price of cocoa beans low.