The ancient Mayans and Aztecs did not regard chocolate as a candy, but as an important aspect of worship and even as currency.
The International Student Centre International Wednesdays documentary series presents Semisweet: Life in Chocolate, at noon Wednesday, October 17, in the centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.
The film travels to four vastly different places around the globe to follow the unique journey of characters whose lives have been transformed by chocolate:
- French chocolatier Patrick Roger hopes his 150-pound chocolate sculpture can save the rain forests of Borneo.
- In Canada, Ron and Nadine produce raw organic chocolate that they hope can save the planet.
- For Jonathan in Hershey, Pennsylvania, chocolate fuels an entire town.
- And in West Africa, the chocolate industry is a dangerous world for child cocoa workers.
International Wednesdays screenings are free and open to the public.