Part of our ACTION DC! campaign film series, join us at Tenley Library for the screening of “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” a documentary directed by U. Roberto Romano that details child labor and trafficking within the chocolate industry.
From the film:
“While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for African children. In 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking, and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast, a country that produces nearly half the world’s cocoa. An avalanche of negative publicity and consumer demands for answers and solutions soon followed…”