SETTING THE BAR: A CRAFT CHOCOLATE ORIGIN STORY

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! Share in the passion and excitement of the chocolate makers as they travel into the unknown.

Directors

Tim Shepard

Country

Mexico

Year

2018

Running Time

85 mins 

Website

http://www.settingthebarfilm.com/

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 27, 2019

Take a journey from Bean to Bar. This film 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!

 

DISCUSSION WITH: Tim Shepard