The Chocolate Farmer

The Chocolate Farmer

                                The Chocolate Farmer
| 1 h 10 min

This full-length documentary takes us to an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, where cacao farmer and father Eladio Pop manually works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors: as a steward of the land. The film captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is dramatically changing around them. A lament for cultures lost, The Chocolate Farmer challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress.

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  • cinematography
    Rohan Fernando
    Paul Cowan
  • editor
    Hannele Halm
  • sound recordist
    Aram Kouyoumdjian
  • sound design
    Alex Salter
  • original music
    Asif Illyas
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
  • writer
    Rohan Fernando
  • director
    Rohan Fernando
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    Kent Martin
    Ravida Din