On the 20th of June at 6pm RBGE will screen Chocolate de Paz, a film by Gwen Burnyeat and Pablo Mejía Trujillo.
Chocolate of Peace depicts the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó’s experiences of resistance, via a journey through their processes of organic chocolate production. From the seed to the product, cacao is the narrative thread that takes us through the Community’s stories of violence and resilience, and their fight to remain neutral in the face of the Colombian armed conflict.
This film offers a panorama of hope, proof that despite great difficulties it is possible to sow peace through human and economic relationships. It invites us to rethink our relationship with food, to value the efforts of those who produce it, and to build bridges between the victims of the armed conflict and other sectors of global civil society.
Producer and co-director Gwen Burnyeat will be present and will participate in a question and answer session following the screening. More information on Gwen´s work can be found at her Colombian blog at Latin America Bureau.
Also check Gwen´s forthcoming book: ‘Chocolate, Politics and Peace-Building: An Ethnography of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).
Ethnographic Documentary ‘Chocolate of Peace’: chocolateofpeace.com
Documental etnográfico ‘Chocolate de Paz’: chocolatedepaz.com