Nothing Like Chocolate*

Washington, D.C. Premiere From currency to candy, chocolate reflects a rich history of sacred ritual, endorphin highs, hip anti-oxidants, exotic sensuality, high quality luxury and enslaved children. The film tells the compelling story of Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company Cooperative, as he pursues his unique vision to create the best chocolate in the world, ethically and taste-wise. Also featuring Nelice Stewart, an independent cocoa farmer in Grenada, the documentary shows how the Caribbean island of Grenada has become home to this revolutionary venture. In a world of mass-produced chocolate – often made with cocoa harvested by trafficked child labor – and bean prices that have fueled civil war in Africa, this artisanal small chocolate factory is fast becoming a serious competitor to industrial chocolate. The Grenada Chocolate Factory, a worker-owned cooperative, draws on solar power, employee shareholding and small-scale antique equipment to make delicious, organic, and socially conscious chocolate.

*Showing for FREE as part of http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

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  • Dunori V. P.

    It was great meeting everyone last nite who made it - Sean & Alexis, hope yall enjoyed yall's sandwiches after.
    I found the website for the Grenada Chocolate company and turns out you can order it online. I'm thinking about getting some maybe next paycheck or the 1 after. Here it is if anyone else is interested
    http://www.grenadachocolate.com

    March 19, 2013

    • Alexis

      very sad update to this story: http://www.nytimes.co...­

      1 · June 10, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      Thanks for the update Alexis; very sad indeed. I had never gotten around to buying that chocolate after seeing the film as I intended to but I will definitely prioritize it now... I'll probably get alot to serve as my own way paying my respects because after reading the article I see many more reasons why Mott was a great guy besides what we saw in the documentary.

      June 10, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Hoping the weather doesn't cause anyone to change their mind about attending. Looking forward to seeing folks there but can't hang out after. I'm wearing that same big grey hat as in the photos.

    March 18, 2013

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