SETTING THE BAR: A CRAFT CHOCOLATE ORIGIN STORY

By Tim SHEPHARD

TASKOVSKI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Environmental - Completed 2019

How craft chocolate really can change the world.

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& Awards

Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tim SHEPHARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Amy BURNS (Rudo, LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • Take a journey from Bean to Bar. Setting the Bar follows the top craft chocolate makers in the world as they journey through the deep jungles of the Peruvian Amazon in search of rare native cacao varietals that have never been used in chocolate production. Share in the passion and excitement of the chocolate makers as they travel into the unknown, find purpose in the stories of the indigenous cacao farmers, and view first-hand the widespread impacts of deforestation, drug trade, and large agribusinesses on the Amazonian way of life. Join them as they confront the myriad of issues facing the craft chocolate industry today, hearing from people on all sides of the industry - from government officials and cacao experts, to Indigenous farmers and fermentation specialists.

      Setting the Bar uncovers a new era of sustainable chocolate trade: one that protects livelihoods, supports environmental sustainability, educates consumers to make better choices, and also creates award winning chocolate bars!
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