The Dark Side of Chocolate
How does this film relate to economics?
What is the bias of this film? Does this film present objective?
Write synopsis of the film.
Write an opinion of the film. Was it informative? What did you learn? What question do you still have? Did you like it or not? Was it intriguing? Did you do any further research after watching it?
I rate this film a solid 4 out of 5 cocoa beans.
Amadou, former child slave
Kids - most are 11 to 16 but some younger - are forced to work 80 to 100 hours a week without pay"
Level 2 Questions
They are forced to not go to school, and they are introduced to pesticides that appear later in their life only to have negative effects.
How would the economy be hurt if all the child slaves were removed from the cocoa farms?
All of the cocoa related product would have an extreme rise in price due to the shortage of people to harvest the cocoa.
Additional Information about the film
Producer: Helle Faber
Production Company: Bastard Film
Distribution Company: DR TV International Sales, Yleisradio
Locations Filmed: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Geneva, Canton de Genève, Switzerland, Mali