VIP screening University Women’s Club + Zoom: The Chocolate War
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Meet the director and subject of this documentary, before settling in to watch the film. Register here for in-person or Zoom access.
Miki follows human rights lawyer Terrence Collingsworth – who he views as a real life Jason Bourne – via Ivory Coast plantations and the Supreme Court in Washington DC. Terry is working to convict Nestlé and Cargill of systematically exploiting children in Ivory Coast cocoa production.
It’s a lonely fight against the multi-billion-dollar chocolate industry and their army of lawyers. Beautifully filmed and edited, Screen Daily described the movie as “an illuminating call to arms.”
Almost every chocolate bar you find on supermarket shelves was produced by child slaves in West Africa – but it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you’re joining us from home, be sure to register here. Just ahead of the screening we will send you the Zoom link to join us.
If you are joining us in person, again, please register here first to be sure of a ticket.
Agenda (UK time)
In person guests might like to make time for a drink at the club before our event starts.
Popcorn and drinks will be available to purchase as well.
Panel discussion and Q&A with:
- Director Miki Mistrati
- Human rights lawyer Terry Collingsworth
- Campaigner Ayn Riggs who compiles the Slave Free Chocolate list
- Mikke Friis-Holm, award-winning responsible chocolate producer
- Professor Tim Lang, who will explain why governments must act
- Moderator Lise Colyer, University Women’s Club member and Executive Director of OmniAction. OmniAction is creating a labelling system that informs us as consumers fully about how the food we choose was produced.
Screening: The Chocolate War