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The Chocolate Farmer (Short Version)

2010 52 min
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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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The Chocolate Farmer (Short Version)

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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.
  • 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
  • production supervisor
    Patsy Coughran
    Candice Desormeaux
  • location manager
    Carolle Crooks
  • production co-ordinator
    Roberto Pop
  • additional cinematography
    Brent Toombs
  • transcription services
    Lisa Clarke
  • post-production coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • title design
    Philippe Raymond
  • online editor
    Doug Woods
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • production coordinator
    Stephanie Coolen
    Vanessa Larsen
  • marketing
    Kelley Alexander
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • executive producer
    Kent Martin
    Ravida Din

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