Take One Action Film Festival: The Chocolate Case

Take One Action Film Festival: The Chocolate Case

Mon 18 Sept 2017

7.00 pm — 10.30 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
John Hope Gateway

Can a globalised food system ever be truly ethical? This engaging and thoughtful documentary tracks three Dutch journalists’ decade-long efforts to end the chocolate industry’s reliance on child labour and worker exploitation.

Affable and with a penchant for absurdist pranks (The Yes Men, anyone?), the three friends ran a TV show investigating unsafe, often unsavoury practices in the food sector. Shocked both by lack of progress on workers’ rights in cocoa plantations and public apathy towards this modern-day slavery, they embarked on a high-profile campaign to expose this reality. Their investigations uncovered serious failings, even among fairtrade producers, so they put their money where their sweet tooth was: they turned from journalists to entrepreneurs, setting out to make a “100% slave-free” chocolate bar. Did they succeed? Join them on their inspiring journey to find out.

Join us (and join in!) as we pedal through the film, under the stars at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

We will be joined before the film by Edinburgh-based independent chocolatiers, Chocolate Tree, for a unique tasting expereince and to hear about their small-batch, bean-to-bar production methods.

Please bring warm clothing and waterproofs as rain cover is limited. Doors open and tasting begins at 19:00.
(John Hope Gateway Entrance)

Book online via www.takeoneaction.org.uk
Tickets: £6.50 / £5.50 Concs

For access requirements please visit: rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/accessibility

Screening as part of Take One Action Film Festival. See full programme at http://bit.ly/TOAFF17

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