The Dark Side of the Chocolate
By: Chelsie Lim
How does this film relate to economics?
What is the bias of the film?
Does this film present objective information?
" The chocolate industry signed a treaty called Harkin- Engal to stop child labor and trafficking "
- Little kids, who are only 10-15 years old, are forced to work hard labor and they are physically abused. Machetes are given to little kids to cut the cocoa, and they have to carry heavy loads.
Why do they use child labor?
- They use children because kids are easier to control and you don't have to paid them and you can tell them what to do. Traffickers get money from the owner of the plantation to smuggle kids over.
Producer- Helle Faber
Production Company- Bastard Film
Distributions- DR TV International sales, YLE
Locations filmed- Mali, Germany, Switzerland, Ivory coast